Advanced Post Excerpt

Description

WordPress post excerpts can be a great way to hand-craft the summary of your content. Unfortunately, writing post excerpts isn’t as nice of an experience as what you find elsewhere in WordPress. Want to include links in your excerpts, or bold some text? Hopefully you know some HTML!

Advanced Post Excerpts is designed to change that, by giving your editors an easy, intuitive interface for writing great post excerpts.

For complete details and/or to contribute to ongoing development, please visit this project on GitHub.

Screenshots

  • The Advanced Post Excerpt meta box, replacing the standard WordPress post excerpt.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files into wp-content/plugins/advanced-post-excerpt.
  2. Activate the plugin through the WordPress “Plugins” screen.

FAQ

Can I limit the post types that get the advanced editor?

Absolutely! Before the native “Excerpt” meta box is overridden, Advanced Post Excerpt passes an array of post types to the ape_post_types filter.

If, for instance, you only want the native “post” post type to use Advanced Post Excerpt, you can add the following to your theme’s functions.php file:

/**
 * Restrict Advanced Post Excerpt to the "post" post type.
 *
 * @param array $post_types Post types affected by Advanced Post Excerpt.
 * @return array A restricted version of $post_types containing only "post".
 */
function mytheme_restrict_ape_post_types( $post_types ) {
    return array( 'post' );
}
add_filter( 'ape_post_types', 'mytheme_restrict_ape_post_types' );

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Contributors & Developers

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

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Changelog

0.2.1

  • Ensured that the plugin was localization-ready.

0.2.0

0.1.0

  • Initial public release.