By default, Post excerpts are displayed on the blog/front page or some posts grid element you add on the pages instead of the full post. Excerpts use the first 30 words in the post and exclude links, images, and all other HTML. See now an easy method to customize WordPress posts except text.

How to Customize WordPress Post Excerpts?

By default, your excerpts will use the first 30 words in the Post. However, you may not want to use any content from your post as the excerpt.

You can create an entirely custom excerpt for any post using the Excerpt box.

  1. Visit the Posts menu
  2. Locate and click on the Post you want to edit

    How to Customize WordPress Post Excerpts
    How to Customize WordPress Post Excerpts
  3. Scroll down the page until you see the Excerpt box

    How to Customize WordPress Post Excerpt
    How to Customize WordPress Post Excerpt
  4. If you don’t see the Excerpt box, scroll up the page and click on the Screen Options tab

    Screen Options Tab
  5. Click on the Excerpt checkbox, and scroll back down the page until you see the Excerpt box 
  6. In the Excerpt box, enter the text you want to use for the Post’s excerpt, you also can add links (using HTML) in this area to display on the blog page on it some page posts grid element.
  7. Click the Update button

    Update WordPress Blog Post
    Update WordPress Blog Post

Your Post will now use the excerpt defined in the Excerpt box instead of the default excerpt.

 

The WordPress Excerpt is an optional summary or description of a post; in short, a post summary.

The Excerpt has two main uses:

  1. It replaces the full content in RSS feeds when the option to display summaries is selected in Dashboard › Settings › Reading.
  2. Depending on the WordPress theme, it can be displayed in places where quick summaries are preferable to full content:
    • Search results
    • Tag archives
    • Category Archives
    • Monthly archives
    • Author archives

For more information please go to WordPress ORG.



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