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  • I’m going to be moving from phpNews to WordPress soon. I have a few news editors who post the news for me, and sometimes they can be a little forgetful 🙂 On our phpNews system, the “excerpt” box is set up as both the “teaser” text on our main menu, and as the first paragraph of the news story on the post’s actual page.

    Now that I’m moving to WP, though, I think it’ll be more efficient to use just the More tag. I fear, though, that when using the “Advanced” write page, a few of the editors will occasionally put the teaser text into the excerpt box.

    SO, I want to just remove that box from the Admin layout altogether and just avoid this whole issue before it becomes a problem.

    How would I go about doing this?

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  • If you remove the entire “postexcerpt” (is within a fieldset in edit-form-advanced.php around line 87), then you will have to do it everytime you upgrade. An alternative method, would be adding a line in your stylesheet such that #postexcerpt contains a display:none; attribute within your wp-admin.css file.

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