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    (@sailormarcus)


    I know you can have a shorter excerpt of a post on your main blog page, but is it possible to have, instead of an excerpt, completely different text from what’s in the actual post? Rather than just have the first 4 lines of the actual post showing up, I’d like to have an intelligible summary of it, which would appear on the main blog page and the category page as well.

    is there any kind of plug in for this?

    Any answer would be much appreciated!

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  • I searched around a bit and found this:

    http://max.limpag.com/2006/08/05/how-to-use-wordpress-magazine-news-cms/

    “Many magazines have one-paragraph summaries of or introductions to the article. You can do this in your WordPress-powered magazine by including a summary or introduction in the Optional Excerpt just below the Upload window in the Write Post interface. You can then display the summary by using the <?php the_excerpt(); ?> code in your single.php file.”

    but I don’t really understand what it means..?

    (I guess my last post means this is possibly NOT a plug-in question, but either a plug-in that will accomplish this or a simple “how-to” explanation would be very much appreciated)

    I might be getting closer to understand what it means after looking through “the codex”. BUT – will I be able to display pictures in the excerpt as well?

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