(Cross-post; originally posted here before I realized which forum I was actually in. This one seems like a better choice.)
I followed the suggestion here to successfully end up with a front page that publishes excerpts ... but not the way I was hoping it would.
I would like full entries to appear on the homepage for all entries for which the excerpt block was left blank, and for excerpts to appear only for entries for which an excerpt was entered during post creation. Seems like this should be the default function ... but, instead, I now have excerpts only for ALL entries.