When listing pages using the_loop(), the latest version of WordPress (2.8.4) does not allow for a “Read more…” link to be appended to a list of pages using the_content() along with the <!–more–> quicktag.
Although it wasn’t immediately obvious to me, read more links can be enabled by over-riding the global $more variable and setting it to false, before looping through the result set, for example:
global $more; $more = FALSE; query_posts('post_type=page'); if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); the_content('Read More...'); endwhile; endif;
I couldn’t actually discover why this is not the default behaviour when querying pages. There may be a good reason behind it, but in my experience I found it mildly irritating.