I am pretty new to WordPress but have a background programming in VBA and C#. I experimented with Atahualpa for a while but found it too limiting. Then I found Suffusion. I have been playing around with both trying to get the look and feel I want and trying to incorporate the various plugins and other tools I need to get started and have gone through a steep learning curve with Hosting Plans, Google Custom Search, Google WebTools & Analytics and WordPress installations (harder as I'm running mine on Windows hosting so I can share my existing multi-site plan).
I have now decided to go with Suffusion but still have some work to get my desired effects. Nothing complicated but a few things I cannot figure out.
The first one is this. I want the Read More text in an excerpt to be changed to "Continue>>" on a new line and right aligned with the post container. I have achieved that using this
[...] <p style="text-align:right;margin:0;font-size:10pt;line-height:10pt"> <a href=%permalink%>Continue »</a></p>
This worked in Atahualpa but in Suffusion, the %permalink% doesn't act as a variable so I have no link in the output. Can anyone advise how I should do this.
Also, I can't figure out how to override the style so that the "Continue" is on the next line without the automatic space before paragraph added. I tried this with <br> instead of <p but it was the same.