I have a wordpress site that uses the normal post/page process to allow a user to see the headline and first 500 characters of the preview - then it displays - Continue Reading.
Problem is, the character count causes issues if there is another link in the article when the 500 characters have been exceeded.
I can send you the PHP code to fix. The code should be rewritten to link the the full post after the 3rd paragraph break.
This should take a good coder just a few minutes.