There are three common ways of showing post excerpts in WordPress. In general bloggers use more tag (present in WordPress visual editor), some use excerpts metabox present on post edit screen and some use built-in functionality of some WordPress theme or plugin for generating excerpts automatically. Continue reading Prevent Cutting Words At The End Of WordPress Post Excerpts
Excerpts are the small post summaries displayd on multi post and blog pages in WordPress. By defaults excerpts are generated from the first paragraph of post but WordPress also provides you an excerpts metabox for adding manually handcrafted excerpts. Excerpts metabox is simple text area with no visual editing options. In this tutorial we will show you how you can easily add the TinyMCE visual editing buttons (the visual editor which you use while writing any post) in your excerpts metabox.
Manual WordPress Excerpts are the hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme. It is unlike to automatic excerpt or you can say teaser which is actually the part of your post used before more tag. Manual excerpts have some advantages over automatic excerpts and the biggest advantage is that here you get full control of explaining what is your post is all about and that becomes very useful specially in the search results.
Most WordPres themes provides you functionality of manual excerpts. By default Manual Excerpt meta box is hidden from Add New & Edit post pages. So if you want to give manual excerpts to your blog posts then first visit your admin area Dashboard -> Posts -> Add New page.
Now second step is to click ‘Screen Options’ present in the top right corner, just below the Howdy text. Now tick ‘Excerpt’ checkbox present in ‘Show on screen’ section.
That’s all. Close ‘Screen Options’ and scroll down, you will be seeing a new meta box for the excerpt is added. Use this metabox for writing manual excerpts for your posts.
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Creating Custom Post Types is easy now, you do this by editing your theme and adding some code to it or there are many free plugins available that allows you to do so easily but most of these plugins doesn’t gives you features to displaythem. Now this tutorial is on a free widget plugin that lets you display WordPress posts and custom post types easilyusing many options it provides you.
You can automatically show excerpts on your WordPress site’s homepage even if your theme doesn’t support it you can display them without touching the code.