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Hide text with an elegant toggle button to show more.

Insert the [start-read-more] shortcode where you want to hide content,
followed by [end-read-more] to add the toggle button.

Target .rmwp-button-wrap button to style the button (optional).

View the Demo.

Features (Free)

  • Elegantly hide content.
  • Toggle button to show more.
  • Easy Shortcodes.
  • Inline breaksโ€”great for short text such as testimonials.
  • WordPress forum support.

Premium Features (Paid)

Supporting

If you found this free plugin helpful, you can support the developer by upgrading to Read More WP Plus or donating to the coffee fund:



Optional Shortcode Parameters

[start-read-more more="Read More" less="Read Less" inline=false ellipsis=true][end-read-more]
  • more…โ€Read Moreโ€ or another button label.
  • less…โ€Read Lessโ€ or another button label.
  • inline…true or false. Default: false.
  • ellipsis…true or false. Default: true.
  • animation…โ€noneโ€, โ€œslideโ€, โ€œfadeโ€, โ€œfoldโ€, โ€œpop-upโ€.
  • speed…The speed of the animation in milliseconds. Default: 500.


  • The shortcodes wrapping text in the Gutenberg block editor. Highlights added for visibility.
  • The plugin settings pages with avalable options.
  • A block of content partially hidden with the โ€œread moreโ€ button toggle.
  • A block of content revealed with the โ€œread lessโ€ button toggle.


  1. Upload read-more-wp.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the โ€˜Pluginsโ€™ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the [start-read-more] and [end-read-more] shortcodes to your page or post.
  4. Save Changes.


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Contributors & Developers

“Read More WP” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Date Released: 2023-10-21
  • Implemented further changes requested by WP Plugin Review Team.


  • Date Released: 2023-09-15
  • Implemented various changes requested by WP Plugin Review Team.


  • Date Released: 2023-07-21
  • Updated Freemius SDK to the latest version.


  • Date Released: 2023-05-21
  • Bug fix: Fixed bug in Plus version that caused plugin name to echo arbitrarily.


  • Date Released: 2023-05-21
  • Bug fix: Fixed CSS bug that caused content to overflow the pop-up window in some cases.


  • Date Released: 2023-05-21
  • New Feature: Animated Pop-Ups.


  • Date Released: 2023-05-18
  • Bug fix: Fixed bug that prevented text toggling when initial Plus animation settings were empty.


  • Date Released: 2023-05-18
  • Initial Release.