How to Replace Read More Text with a Custom Text in GeneratePress Free Theme?

In this tutorial, I will show you how to replace “Read more” text with your custom text of your choice in GeneratePress Free Theme.

In the below PHP Code Snippet, I have replaced “Read more” text with “Download”.

Follow below steps to add custom PHP code to your website –

  • Access your backend dashboard
  • Go to Plugins > Add New
  • Search for “Code Snippets” plugin in the search box
  • Install and Activate the plugin
  • Now go to Code Snippets and Click on Add New
  • Add a Snippet Title
  • Copy and Paste the below PHP code snippet
  • Hit “Save Changes and Activate” Button.

PHP Code Snippet

add_filter( 'wp_trim_excerpt', 'tu_excerpt_metabox_more' );
function tu_excerpt_metabox_more( $excerpt ) {
    $new_excerpt = str_replace("Read more</a>","Download",$excerpt);
	$output = $new_excerpt;	

    if ( has_excerpt() ) {
        $output = sprintf( '%1$s <a href="%2$s">%3$s</a>',
            __( 'Download', 'generatepress' )

    return $output;

In the above snippet you have to replace the text “Download” with your own text.

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