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  • I have installed the Page Excerpt plugin since I am based on Pages rather than Posts. (Whether that was a good idea three years back I don’t know?)

    1. I can see the excerpt appears as a search result. But how do I include the excerpt text in an index Post or Page page?
    2. If not possible, is there a plugin?

    Aside, for functions.php in twentytwelve-child:

    1. At first I tried this: https://www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/add-excerpts-to-wordpress-pages/ but WordPress complained
    2. Then I tried http://codex.wordpress.org/Excerp to add the reference to the post/(page?) excerpt in the excerpt isetlf, but WordPress complained
    3. That’s when I installed the Page Excerpt even if it hasn’t been updated. But then I guess that functionality is rather stable?
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  • Hi. I think you’d want to edit your theme’s page.php file (ideallly a child theme) to add the_excerpt() wherever you want the excerpt to appear in the template.

    Thanks. Clifford! However..

    I took a copy of page.php and moved it to twentytwelve-child.

    I inserted
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?> in the while loop before or after
    <?php get_template_part( ‘content’, ‘page’ ); ?>

    This went in the feet of the “Table of Contents Plus” plugin that had the unformatted TOC words added.

    However, this is not what I wanted, so I just renamed page.php to page_.php (ftp) to get it out of the way.

    I would like to have a single Page that would list the excerpts of all the other pages with the oldest at the bottom and newest on the top (or something like that).

    If I do it by hand, how do I get some other page’s excerpt into a paragraph of such an excerpts page? If I set up that page by hand, I’d like the excerpts to be automatically updated when I update them. Isn’t this like “everybody” has?

    Maybe there is a plugin that does all this for me? I have the “Page Excerpt” plugin active at the moment, but I can’t see it do anything. I did try to add the needed lines (see above) but there must be something basic I miss.

    This page: http://www.teigfam.net/oyvind/home/technology/122-my-safertos-notes/ has the Excerpt window filled with some text that’s presently not seen anywhere.

    The plugin you’re using might just be ENABLING excerpts for pages.
    Reference: https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_post_type_support

    What you’re wanting is… once excerpts are ENABLED on your Pages, you want to DISPLAY the excerpt.

    It sounds like you’re wanting a custom query or loop.

    You might like the Page-List plugin. For example:
    [pagelist_ext] – list of pages with featured image and with excerpt”

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/ is an excellent plugin too.

    I hope this info helps you pull off what you’re wanting.

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