In Joomla, you can include the article title in the Read More link. This gives your Read More links much better search engine ranking because the link contains the title information.
In addition, you can specify the number of characters in the Read More title; for example, if your titles are long, you can truncate them in the read more link by specifying the number of characters for the Read More title.
IMPORTANT: Requires Joomla 1.6 or higher.
To turn on article titles in the Read More link / To specify the number of characters in the Read More title
- From the Joomla administrator menu, go to Content > Article Manager.
- Click Options.
Joomla displays the Article Manager Optionsscreen.
- For Show Read More select Show.
- For Show Title with Read More, select Show.
- To limit the number of characters in the Read More title, enter a number in the Read More Limit field.
- Click Save to save your changes.