Support » Plugin: Elementor Custom Skin » Post Excerpt Widget not working in Loop

  • Hi! The Elementor Post Excerpt widget isn’t working within the Loop template. If I use the Classic Skin, the excerpts show. I disabled all other plugins and the problem persists. Post Title, Post Info, and Post Content all work within the loop, Post Excerpt is the only widget that isn’t working. I also tried using a Text Editor widget and inserting the excerpt as Dynamic content but that didn’t work either. Please help! Thank you!


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  • Plugin Author dudaster


    Try to add a Text widget with dynamic value.



    I am having the exact same issue. I tried @dudaster suggestion of using a text widget with dynamic value, it did not work.

    All other dynamic content works fine.

    What else can I try?


    Plugin Author dudaster


    Do you have excerpt field from posts empty?



    @marisagrrsteyn I came up with a work-around. I am using the Advanced Excerpt plugin ( and I added this code to my functions.php file in the child theme:

    // Add excerpt shortcode
    function excerpt( $atts, $content ) {
    return the_advanced_excerpt();
    add_shortcode (‘excerpt’, ‘excerpt’);

    Then I added that to the loop template using the shortcode widget: [excerpt] and that did the trick for me. Not elegant, but got the job done.



    Thanks @joelnewcomer, I will keep this in mind as a backup solution.

    @dudaster thanks for your reply.

    Do you have excerpt field from posts empty?

    I don’t believe so as the Excerpt is generated from the Comment section and the comment section is populated.

    Like @joelnewcomer said, dragging the Post Widget in, displays the excerpt but within the loop template it does not display.

    Please do not jump into other topics and detract from their problem. If the troubleshooting already posted made no difference for you, then, as per the Forum FAQ, please post your own topic. A lot more people will see your post, and that way you stand a good chance of getting the assistance you want. Despite any similarity in symptoms, your issue is likely to be completely different because of possible differences in physical servers, accounts, hosts, plugins, theme, configurations, etc. Thus one problem, on one setup is not indicative of the functionality and reliability of an application as a whole. Your post will be archived.
    I’m also going to close this topic, since it was more than two months old.

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