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Can the excerpt editing field be enlarged?

  • I know there’s a way to do this, but an hour of futile searching has driven me to ask the forum:

    How do I make the “excerpt” field in the dashboard area larger? It’s just two lines deep, and I’d like it to be more like 10 or 15.

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  • Is it not possible?

    Take a look at this plugin which allows that and much more

    Thanks for that – but though that plugin *does* do a billion things, it apparently doesn’t do the specific thing I want it to.

    I had the same complaint! I just found a solution below, but note that you will probably have to repeat the fix after every WordPress version update:


    Here is the text from that page in case it disappears:

    “If you regularly use your WordPress excerpt box, you may find its size a bit restrictive. You can alter it by altering your admin CSS file. It’s a quick fix and I’m here to walk you through it.

    *Anywhere you see [WP-INSTALL], it means your WordPress installation directory.

    Open the [WP-INSTALL]/wp-admin/wp-admin.css file in a text or HTML editor (make sure to back up first) and use your Find function to find #excerpt (Line ~361).

    Change the height: 1.8em; to whatever height you are comfortable with. Knowing my own personal writing style, I changed it to height: 5em;

    Save the file and upload it to your [WP-INSTALL]/wp-admin/ folder and you’re done. Login to your WordPress admin panel and click on Write to see the changes.”

    Oh I just noticed you were asking about the excerpt field in the “dashboard area”. I was talking about the excerpt field in an edit window, or new entry window.

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