Genesis - Enable read more button for custom excerpts

If you're using custom excerpts for your posts, the Read More button will not display by default. The Genesis Framework doesn't recognize custom excerpts as "actual" excerpts, so the read more button isn't triggered when custom excerpts are used. You can work around this by adding a bit of code to your theme.

  1. Go to Genesis > Theme Settings > Content Archives.
  2. Under "Select one of the following", select Entry Excerpts. Click Publish to save.
  3. Next, click here and copy the code.
  4. Go to your WordPress dashboard > Appearance > Editor > Functions.php. 
  5. Scroll to the VERY bottom of the file and paste the code. Click Update File to save. If you can't save the Functions.php file (fairly common depending on your host), you can edit the file via your File Manager instead.

One Last Step

This step depends on which theme you have. Find your theme name below and follow the instructions.

Amelia, Clover (Full Layout), Ivy & Lane, Magnolia (Grid Layout), Uptown; All Simple Themes

a.more-link {
    display: table;
    clear: both;
    margin-top: 22px; }

Copy the code above. Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS and paste it in the box. Click  Publish to save.

Audrey, Charlotte, Clover (Grid + List Layouts), Harper, Magnolia (List layout), Mia, Pippa, Vivienne

a.more-link {
    display: table;
    margin-top: 22px; }

Copy the code above. Go to Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS and paste it in the box. Click Publish to save.