Modifying the optional excerpt field in admin panel? (6 posts)

  1. bryan868
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm trying to modify the size of the optional excerpt textarea field in the admin panel. I want the box to be larger. I looked inside edit-form-advanced.php on line 198.

    <div class="dbx-content"><textarea rows="1" cols="40" name="excerpt" tabindex="6" id="excerpt"><?php echo $post->post_excerpt ?></textarea></div>

    I changed the rows attribute to "6", saved, uploaded. But there's no change. The box stayed the same size. Any advice?

  2. bryan868
    Posted 8 years ago #


  3. bryan868
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Still needing assistance with this. Anybody know how to make the optional excerpt textarea larger?

  4. sparkletack
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi Bryan -- I have no idea how to help you, but I need an answer to the same question. Bump!

  5. aonian
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey guys.

    This article right here has the answer:

    Basically, you go into the wordpress directory and find wp-admin/wp-admin.css

    Then you find the line that says "#excerpt, .attachmentlinks" It's about halfway down; I recommend using the search function.

    You change the value of "height: --em;" to your desired height. You have to make a pretty big change for it to be noticable, though.

  6. sparkletack
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Works like a charm. Thanks!

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