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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: 10 years ago #
  2. vertino
    Inactive

    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: 10 years ago #
  3. Heather
    Inactive

    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: 10 years ago #
  4. ia
    Inactive

    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: 9 years ago #
  5. abcnet
    Member

    yes to

    Posted: 9 years ago #

  6. Inactive

    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: 9 years ago #
  7. c-bass
    Member

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

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  8. minusfive
    Member

    +1

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

    Posted: 8 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: 8 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: 8 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory