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password: tunika

Hi! This may sound odd, but is there a way to direct blog post's "read more" to external URL links? The reason I am hoping to do this is because my client would like to showcase their writing with the use of tags and categories. Blog posts allow for you to do this, while normal blocks do not. However, I don't actually need the blog feature itself, I just need the "read more" to link directly to the articles she has written. Is this possible?

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I'm curious about this as well, or if there is a code plug in that would allow us to generate lists of external links, keyword tagged. I run a website that features free ebooks (on other sites, like Zon, B&N, etc.), and it's grown a lot, so being able to narrow down by keywords or tags would be great - and then click an external link.

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I'm also interested in this.

I have found a way to link the 'Post title' to an external URL. So if you click on the title, or the 'excerpt' it will bring you to the source. If you click in the title image however it just brings you to my blank blogpost.


I've posted a screenshot from the 'Blog post settings' window that opens when you go to edit the blog in the left side tab. You can see it gives the option to post a source URL and also to link the post to source.


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I just solved 2 cases yesterday, 1 for blog page, 1 for summary block, each requires a different code.

If you share link to page where you want to apply this, we can help easier


This code for blog basic grid in 7.1, add to Code Injection > Footer. If it doesn't work, please share link to page where you have problem, we can check easier

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
$(".blog-basic-grid .blog-basic-grid--container").click(function(){
		window.location=$(this).find(".blog-title a").attr("href"); 
		return false;


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