I am having difficulty with post excerpts. I am using the "Denitto" theme, which is originally a two column, blog-style, theme. However, I edited the code to make it only one column, and I suspect that may be what is causing my problems.
Long story short, if I increase the size of the "post box", the amount of words that show up in the excerpt do not increase to fill up the extra space. If I decrease the size, the "continue reading" link disappears.
I am using a child theme for all of my edits. I have tried a few excerpt plugins, as well as inserting a break in my post, but none seem to have any effect.
I would like to be able to increase the size of the excerpt that shows on the front page. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!