What’s an excerptLink to this section

Post Excerpt

An excerpt is a summary text associated with posts or custom post types (if enabled). It is optional. If you leave the excerpt field blank, ClassicPress will generate an excerpt automatically using the first 55 words of the post’s content.

Excerpts are used by themes in various places, such as search results and archive pages, blog pages, content sliders, and more. Some SEO plugins will use excerpts to generate automatic meta descriptions.

If your post is missing an excerpt metabox (seen above), you can enable it by going to Screen Options in the top right corner.

For custom post types, you must declare excerpt support when registering a custom post type using $supports argument.

Display excerpts on the posts pageLink to this section

If your theme supports the posts (blog) page, you can choose to display either full text or a summary (excerpt) of each post. This selection also applies to the RSS feed.

For each article in a feed show summary

  1. Go to Settings > Reading
  2. Find the “For each article in a feed, show” option
  3. Select “Summary” to enable the use of excerpts