WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Rich Text Excerpts
[resolved] Excerpt text not appearing on front end of site (5 posts)

  1. Ninjini
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I've installed and configured this plugin. I've edited an existing post on my website and I've added a custom excerpt. However when I go to the front end of my website the excerpt is the same as it was before, i.e. the custom excerpt is not being picked up. I'm using posts instead of pages so I don't need to edit anything else. Do I need to edit my template as well?? If yes what do I add?? Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rich-text-excerpts/

  2. bjorsq
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    The plugin only affects the excerpt editor - it does nothing which has any knock-on effect on the templates or display of the content. It down not add a custom excerpt - it only provides a means to edit the standard WordPress excerpt using a rich text editor. If you click on the Text tab in the editor, you should see the content and markup which will be displayed in the front-end. If you don't see the same thing in the front-end, something else is filtering the excerpt content before it gets to the template.

  3. bjorsq
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 12 months ago #

    I'm closing this thread as I believe it is a template-related problem

  4. CarolVerity
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Can I open this thread again. I have the same problem. Is there anything that I can do to override anything that may be preventing this in the theme template... functions.php? Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

    Thank you

  5. bjorsq
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    I'd suggest you check the theme files for any mention of the word 'excerpt' and see what you find. You should find that your theme calls the function the_excerpt() in the wordpress loop.

    If you fo find the the_excerpt() function call, you could change this to echo $post->post_excerpt which will bypass any filters placed on the_excerpt() and see what that does.

    You could also change you theme and see if this make any difference?

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Plugin

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.