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  • hello, got this little problem that drives me nutz’, and hope you can give me a tip or something…

    so… i want to use the excerpt on my category pages… so… when i have:

    <?php the_content(); ?>

    working great… it displays the content…

    but when i change it to

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    nothing shows up as the content! All i got is the title, and other elements… but no article content …

    do you have any suggestions? I just can’t figure it out… I would really apreciate it

    Thank you!

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  • can you give more clue
    write the loop part of the category page maybe

    Chip Bennett


    Theme Review Admin

    Pages don’t natively support excerpts. You need to add support for excerpts to Pages, if you want to use the_excerpt().

    Try this, in functions.php:

    add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' );

    hello, thank you for your answer… taht didn’t work either… i don’t know why… i managed to resolve this issue with copying a fragment of better excerpt plugin in functions.php:

    add_option("better_excerpt_length", '250', '', 'yes');
    add_option("better_excerpt_ellipsis", '...', '', 'yes');
    add_option("better_excerpt_before_text", '<p>', '', 'yes');
    add_option("better_excerpt_after_text", '</p>', '', 'yes');
    add_option("better_excerpt_keep_line_breaks", '0', '', 'yes'); 
    function get_options(){
     $options = array();
     $options['length'] = get_option(better_excerpt_length);
     $options['ellipsis'] = get_option(better_excerpt_ellipsis);
     $options['before_text'] = get_option(better_excerpt_before_text);
     $options['after_text'] = get_option(better_excerpt_after_text);
    return $options;
    function better_excerpt($length, $ellipsis, $before_text, $after_text) {
    $permalink = get_permalink($post->ID);
    $text = get_the_content();
    $text = preg_replace(" (\[.*?\])",'',$text);
     if ($keep_line_breaks == 0) {
    $text = strip_tags($text);
     else {
    $text = strip_tags($text, '<p><br>');
    $text = substr($text, 0, $length);
    $text = substr($text, 0, strripos($text, " "));
    $text = trim(preg_replace( '/\s+/', ' ', $text));
    $text = stripslashes($before_text).$text.$ellipsis;
    $text .=stripslashes($after_text);
    return $text;
    function get_better_excerpt() {
    $options = get_options();
    return better_excerpt($length, $ellipsis, $before_text, $after_text);
    remove_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'wp_trim_excerpt');
    add_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'get_better_excerpt');

    and now it works…

    Thank you again!

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