How to add a Read More Link in Joomla! 1.5 in Static Articles

Written by Ian Carnaghan · 30 sec read >

If you need to add a Read More link to your Articles and display it on the Front Page or as a News Article as a synopsis and want to be able to display the rest of the text if you click on the Read More link then Joomla! has an solution for you.


Create a New Article and add Content to it as you would do normally. Choose a Category and a Section


Select where the Article needs to be divided for for the Read More link.


At the bottom of the Editor there’s a Button called Read More that makes use of a Special Plug-In that divides the text into two sections, the synopsis and the full Article. Click on the Button it will add a Dotted Red line with indicates where the Article is splitted

Example 1

Example 2

Last Updated On April 06, 2018
Written by Ian Carnaghan
I am a software developer and online educator who likes to keep up with all the latest in technology. I also manage cloud infrastructure, continuous monitoring, DevOps processes, security, and continuous integration and deployment. In my spare time I teach undergraduate classes in web development. Profile

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