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  • Resolved Patrick Nommensen



    I have tried 2 widget excerpt plugins (advanced recent post widget and the standard Catalyst excerpt plugin). All of them are displaying the same excerpt for the 4 posts displaying. Here is an example.


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  • Works for me. I see four different posts under Recent Posts, on the right sidebar.

    Yeah, the posts are different but the excerpts are all the same – at least they are for me. Could you please confirm that the excerpts you’re seeing are all the same? They shouldn’t be. They should be the first “x” characters of each post. thanks.

    Oops, my bad! Must be too late at night.

    I’m afraid I don’t have any experience with those plugins, having written my own php to accomplish this sort of thing via a shortcode using the plugin.

    It seems to be working fine when viewing pages such as here – just not blog posts.

    Best suggestion at this point is to try some other plugins. For example,

    I’ll give that a try…but it’s a great plugin for Catalyst and have had no issues in the past. I updated a plugin earlier today (Livefyre comments) but that shouldn’t have done this …

    Update: This plugin caused the issue: not good…

    Just had the same thing happen, but appeared to have narrowed it down to WP Audio Player by Version 1.4 | By Tom McFarlin – that is unless its presence is triggering another plugin to misbehave?

    Hey Jeremy,

    If it’s a bug, I’m happy to resolve it: Can you tell me this: if you disable my plugin, does all functionality restore to normal?

    And if that’s the case, can you give me the steps to reproduce the bug on my machine so I can resolve it?

    Thanks guys – if it is, in fact, WP Audio Player, I’ll resolve it as soon as possible!

    Howdy Tom,
    re: first question: yes – I basically disabled a whole swath of plugins and then gradually re-enabled them, rencountered the problem, stepped back one (disabling WP Audio Player again) and found that I was able to save new text into a manual excerpt field.

    Specifically, this is with in an event managed by the WordPress plugin from – which event pages I have as behaving as ‘pages’ (rather than posts)… there’s a whole slew of settings therein which might make a difference, but I’m not in a space at the moment to try begin enumerating them. Also, I didn’t go to verify the situation in other pages or posts, though I’m guessing the text which appeared to be stuck as my event’s manual excerpt did look like it might have been something added to that field for a blog post.

    That’s it for now – feel free to query me again.

    Thanks Jeremy – I’ll be taking a look at this as soon as possible (most likely Monday).

    I’ll follow up as soon as I have something!

    An update for this plugin has been pushed. It should show up in your dashboard soon – thanks for the heads up on this!

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