Support » Theme: Viral News » Custom post excerpt

  • Resolved A Cheered Linguine

    (@a-cheered-linguine)


    Hi,

    I’m using Viral News (the free version, 1.2.3), and I’m having a problem with the post excerpts: the theme appears to create its own excerpt (using the first 30 to 100-ish words from the post) and ignores the one written in the post itself (excerpts are activated as instructed in https://wordpress.org/support/article/excerpt/).

    Is this a bug with the theme, a feature, something the premium version fixes…?
    Or am I just doing something wrong here?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Theme Author HashThemes

    (@hashthemes)

    Hi,

    It is not a bug. But we knowingly coded to display the first few letters as excerpt to maintain the symmetry instead of the default excerpt.

    Thanks

    Thread Starter A Cheered Linguine

    (@a-cheered-linguine)

    Hi,

    thanks for the reply!
    Is there a way for the theme to use the given text in the “Excerpt” section?
    Because right now it “smushes” into one continuous piece of text, ignoring the line breaks in the text of the post (see the page I linked in the OP) which is not ideal, since we put the author and the reading duration to the top.

    Theme Author HashThemes

    (@hashthemes)

    Sorry, there is no other way than to change in the code.

    Thread Starter A Cheered Linguine

    (@a-cheered-linguine)

    I see. That’s too bad… I’ll see if I can do anything in the code that’ll survive theme updates, otherwise I guess that’s just the way it is.

    Thanks anyhow!

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