Read More Without Refresh


So you want to show more content but not affect users experience?

I got you covered!

My plugin hides the predefined text, through a shortcode and based on your choice, leaving the remaining one visible to the search engines.

Your readers will be also able to read more content by pressing the ‚Read More‘ button, without having the page reloaded.

Once you press „Read more“ button, it will expand.
They will also be able to hide it again by pressing the same button, which would have been converted to ‚Read less‘.

It works via a shortcode and can be placed everywhere!

You can change its colors through its settings menu!

Simple usage: [read more] Your long text [/read]

Feel free to try its frontend demo here, to take a look at this YouTube videocast or to verify its Gutenberg compatibility.


  • Read More button Deactivated
  • Read More button Activated (after click)
  • Wp-admin settings page


All you have to do is upload the plugin within your WordPress Plugins menu and activate it.

Then, you can add the shortcode everywhere you want (pages, posts, widgets etc):

[read more] Your hidden text here [/read]

You can, of course, change „Read more“ and „Read less“ texts to your preferred one, along with other settings in ‚RMWF Settings‘ wp-admin menu page.

In case that you have any support inquiries, feel free to contact me.


Is it complatible with every WordPress version?

Yes it is!

What about Gutenberg compatibility?

Yes it works!


12. Juli 2019
Автор не поправляет, поправлю я... Зайти в папку с плагином и в файле readmoreoptions.php Заменить функцию function read_main на следующее: function read_main($atts, $content = null) { $atts = shortcode_atts(array( 'more' => get_option('rm_text'), 'less' => get_option('rl_text') ), $atts, 'read'); mt_srand((double)microtime() * 1000000); $rnum = mt_rand(); $new_string = '<span><a onclick="read_toggle(' . $rnum . ', \'' . esc_html($atts['less']) . '\', \'' . esc_html($atts['more']) . '\'); return false;" class="read-link" id="readlink' . $rnum . '" style="readlink" href="#">' . esc_html($atts['more']) . ' </a></span>' . "\n"; $new_string .= '<div class="read_div" id="read' . $rnum . '" style="display: none;">' . do_shortcode($content) . '</div>'; return $new_string; }
20. März 2019
Hi, I would like to report an issue with READ WITHOUT REFRESH PLUGIN The plugin down after have been updated to the last version v3.1, the buttons text is not visible. When I inspect my website, I find html tags of the 'Read more' button with empty text. I'm using the plugin as follow: [read more="Read more" less="Read less"] I'm looking forward your precious help. Best regards.
28. Februar 2019
The plugin worked great until I updated to version 3.1, when the plugin has been automatically deactivated by WordPress after the update. Here is the error message: The plugin read-more-without-refresh/index.php has been deactivated due to an error: The plugin does not have a valid header. How can this be fixed? Thanks for the hard work.
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

„Read More Without Refresh“ ist Open-Source-Software. Folgende Menschen haben an diesem Plugin mitgewirkt:




  • Initial release.


  • Bug fixes.


  • Compatibility fixes.


  • Bug fixes.


  • Warning fixes.


  • Dynamic settings integrated.


  • Fixed reported warnings.