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Page Excerpt Widget

This plugin allows the user to place a widget with an excerpt of a page in any sidebar. Dropdown menu for page, amount of characters adjustable.

I have created a little WordPress plugin in the shape of a widget, which allows the user to display an excerpt of a page in a sidebar area of their choice. I wrote this to replace a little theme hack I did for a client, where the front page was supposed to have an excerpt of a page on the front page, of course linking to the full page. Instead of keeping it that way and hard coding the page-id, I wanted something where the end user could change which page was supposed to be linked. I hope it will be of use to someone.

Right now you can:

  • Define the amount of characters to use as an excerpt
  • Select the page from all existing pages
  • Link the title of the page, to the page
  • Append a link to the page
  • Decide a custom label for the read more link
  • add multiple instances of the widget

I plan to increase the functionality with:

  • some internationalisation

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.14
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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