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A Smart Excerpt

Description

Catch visitor’s interest and raise your search engines ranking at best

Smart Exerpt is a WordPress plugin aiming to improve automatic excerpts quality with attention to SEO

The Smart excerpt plugin for WordPress replaces the default excerpt generator with an excerpt generator which analyses the content of your articles to extract and display the most relevant sentences and, eventualy the featured image.

This will help catch your visitors attention, and even improve your SEO, as the search engines will index the related page for more relevant content.

Key Features

The plugin is packaged with the following features:

  • Excerpt engine. Because the algorythm will limit your article to your predefined number of sentences.

  • Featured images. Can display the featured images or, if no featured image is set, can display the first available.

  • Content evaluator. Because the article is evaluated to display the most relevant sentences.

  • SEO Friendly. Because more relevant content means better SEO.

  • Word carring. Because the excerpt won’t be cut in the middle of a word.

  • Eye catching. Because users’ read a very short content containing words he has been searching for.

The plugin just got improved with many features:

  • search through your posts to display the first image.

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Access the settings/smart-excerpt page.
  4. Activate the plugin in “admin” mode.
  5. Play around the settings to match your needs.
  6. Remove the admin mode.

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Reviews

Nice idea!

The automatisation of the excerpt writing is not new but, the idea to build the excerpt based on specific algorithm is pretty nice. I have to say that the text extrapolated is not bad, and it gives a good insight of the post itself!
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Contributors & Developers

“A Smart Excerpt” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

Version 1.5.2

  • bug fix: the function now remove the shortcodes

Version 1.5

  • can now display the first available image if no featured image is set in your post.

Version 1.4

  • bug fix and two new setting: “is active” flag to (dis)activate the plugin, admin to enable the plugin only for admins for testing purpose.

Version 1.3

  • added two new admin configurations: featured size and custom tag management

Version 1.2

  • added multiple admin configurations like featured image, strip html tags, etc…

Version 1.1:

  • added the ability to skip/use the manual excerpt.