Append ‘Read More’ to the end of the_excerpt()

This snippet, when added to your theme’s functions.php file, will allow you to append ‘… Read More’ or any other text to the end of your excerpts. Creates a more streamlined look.

&lt;br /&gt;<br />
function excerpt_readmore($more) {&lt;br /&gt;<br />
	return '... &amp;lt;a href=&amp;quot;'. get_permalink($post-&amp;gt;ID) . '&amp;quot; class=&amp;quot;readmore&amp;quot;&amp;gt;' . 'Read More' . '&amp;lt;/a&amp;gt;';&lt;br /&gt;<br />
}&lt;br /&gt;<br />
add_filter('excerpt_more', 'excerpt_readmore');&lt;br /&gt;<br />

Source: WPSnipp.com