Post and Page Excerpt Widgets


Creates widgets that display excerpts from posts or pages in the sidebar. You may use ‘more’ links and/or link the widget title to the post or page. Requires Page Excerpt or Excerpt Editor for page excerpts. Supports the_excerpt Reloaded and Advanced Excerpt.

Now on GitHub.


  • The widget manager, with the extra options available when used in conjunction with the_excerpt Reloaded.


  1. Upload the plugin directory to /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Go to Design → Widgets to add widgets to your sidebar in widget-ready themes.

Contributors & Developers

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




  • Total refactoring and update.
  • Internationalization.
  • GitHub.


  • Bug fixed: ‘more’ text not showing up in some cases
  • Bug fixed: excerpt & ‘more’ link showing the wrong page when using more than one page widget
  • Thanks to Lynne for pointing out bugs!


  • Rewritten to use new widget API in WP 2.8
  • Improved loop handling
  • New per-widget controls for the_excerpt Reloaded options
  • Built-in upgrading of widgets from the 1.x plugin