Customize [Read More] or Continue Reading in Genesis Themes using code

By default Genesis Themes ship with [Read More] as hyperlink in blog archives. You can change it to one of your choice by using out this snippet.


  1. Login to Dashboard and go to Appearance -> Theme Editor.
  2. Make sure a Genesis child theme (see popular genesis themes) is active and you are not editing core Genesis framework.
  3. Look for functions.php file and open it.
  4. At the bottom of the functions.php file copy and paste following code.
add_filter( 'excerpt_more', 'child_read_more_link' );
add_filter( 'get_the_content_more_link', 'child_read_more_link' );
add_filter( 'the_content_more_link', 'child_read_more_link' );
function child_read_more_link() {
return '<a class="more-link-custom" href="' . get_permalink() . '">CUSTOMIZE YOUR TEXT HERE</a>';

Change CUSTOMIZE YOUR TEXT HERE with anything of your choice.

You can customize the read more link as a button by replacing more-link-custom with button or by writing custom CSS code.