Auto- Excerpt

  1. themoltron


    Ok basically the plugin would auto insert the excerpt in to the excerpt box. Saves a a step and allow users to edit the excerpt when necessary.

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  2. TweeQer


    I've had a project on the back-burner that does something similar to that idea...

    Basically, while you're typing out the post in main textarea the excerpt box is copying the text as you type it until it reaches a preset number of characters and stops. Same thing would happen if you copy & paste a new entry into the main box the excerpt box would grab a block of the text not exceeding the preset amount...

    That way you just write the entry and save...you wouldn't have to worry about the excerpt...

    Unfortunately, this is proving itself to me to be a little bit more complicated than initially anticipated...I'll make an anouncement when I get the first release ready for testing...

    Posted: 11 years ago #
  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    WordPress.org Tech Dude


    WordPress already fakes the excerpt if there is not one there. It basically picks out the first 55 words of the post and uses those.

    So if you want an automatic excerpt, then just don't put anything in for the excerpt. The only reason to put one in is if you want it to be substantially different than the actual post.

    Posted: 11 years ago #

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