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Add article title to read more link

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How to add an article title to the “Read more...” link?

For this you can use the overrides...

If they are not already there, in your template folder: create a new folder called 'html'.
In that folder you create a folder called 'com_content'.
And in that folder you create the folders called "category", "frontpage", "section"


Then locate the following files

  • (joomla)/components/com_content/views/category/tmpl/blog_item.php
  • (joomla)/components/com_content/views/frontpage/tmpl/default_item.php
  • (joomla)/components/com_content/views/section/tmpl/blog_item.php


Copy the files to your template's html folders

  • (yourtemplate)/html/com_content/category/blog_item.php
  • (yourtemplate)/html/com_content/frontpage/default_item.php
  • (yourtemplate)/html/com_content/section/blog_item.php


Open these files.
Nearly at the bottom of these files you should be seeing something like:

<a href="<?php echo $this->item->readmore_link; ?>" class="readon<?php echo $this->item->params->get('pageclass_sfx'); ?>">
     <?php if ($this->item->readmore_register) :
          echo JText::_('Register to read more...');
     elseif ($readmore = $this->item->params->get('readmore')) :
          echo $readmore;
     else :
          echo JText::sprintf('Read more...');
     endif; ?></a>

Change the line

echo JText::sprintf('Read more...');

into

echo JText::sprintf('Read more', $this->item->title);

The “Read more” link should now look like this: Read more: (Article title)