Rich Text Excerpts
[resolved] Excerpt text not appearing on front end of site (5 posts)

  1. Ninjini
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I've installed and configured this plugin. I've edited an existing post on my website and I've added a custom excerpt. However when I go to the front end of my website the excerpt is the same as it was before, i.e. the custom excerpt is not being picked up. I'm using posts instead of pages so I don't need to edit anything else. Do I need to edit my template as well?? If yes what do I add?? Thanks


  2. bjorsq
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The plugin only affects the excerpt editor - it does nothing which has any knock-on effect on the templates or display of the content. It down not add a custom excerpt - it only provides a means to edit the standard WordPress excerpt using a rich text editor. If you click on the Text tab in the editor, you should see the content and markup which will be displayed in the front-end. If you don't see the same thing in the front-end, something else is filtering the excerpt content before it gets to the template.

  3. bjorsq
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm closing this thread as I believe it is a template-related problem

  4. CarolVerity
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can I open this thread again. I have the same problem. Is there anything that I can do to override anything that may be preventing this in the theme template... functions.php? Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

    Thank you

  5. bjorsq
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'd suggest you check the theme files for any mention of the word 'excerpt' and see what you find. You should find that your theme calls the function the_excerpt() in the wordpress loop.

    If you fo find the the_excerpt() function call, you could change this to echo $post->post_excerpt which will bypass any filters placed on the_excerpt() and see what that does.

    You could also change you theme and see if this make any difference?

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