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Page Excerpts

  1. viitoria
    Member

    12345

    We have post excerpts and page excerpts definitely exist as a function, but why isn't an excerpt field shown out-of-the-box on the Edit Page form? It would only take a few lines of code add this:

    <fieldset id="postexcerpt" class="dbx-box">
    <h3 class="dbx-handle"><?php _e('Optional Excerpt') ?></h3>
    <div class="dbx-content"><textarea rows="1" cols="40" name="excerpt" tabindex="6" id="excerpt"><?php echo $post->post_excerpt ?></textarea></div>
    </fieldset>

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. vertino
    Member

    12345

    I agree, I makes sense to have a Page Excerpt field.

    I am currently using the PJW Page Excerpt plugin to achieve this.
    http://blog.ftwr.co.uk/wordpress/page-excerpt/

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. privatestorm
    Member

    12345

    Page excerpts on the edit screen used to be a core feature in previous versions. Why did they take away this useful feature? Now I have to use a plugin to edit page excerpts.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. ia
    Member

    12345

    I was wondering why the <!--more--> tag wasn't working in static pages and I find out about this. This feature is a no-brainer. Pages and posts are practically the same and both are entitled to excerpts! :D

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  5. abcnet
    Member

    yes to

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  6. odditonic
    Member

    12345

    Our site uses the excerpt to return search results. It would be nice if our pages and posts could return excerpted search results out of the box.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  7. c-bass
    Member

    would love it! for example on frontpage for clients to use wordpress as cms

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  8. minusfive
    Member

    +1

    I'm tired of hacking page excerpts on my projects!

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  9. chriso84
    Member

    yes this was a core feature in earlier versions, i really cant understand why it was removed. looks like a plugin for me!

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  10. NameNexus
    Member

    This is a feature that i definitively needed. I was just trying to develop something that a client requested and excerpts for pages was needed, now I have to use a plugin for this when earlier i really didn't had to.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory