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Manual Excerpt won’t work on your new WP theme?

30 January 2010 No Comment

I recently installed a new theme on another blog. As with most of my blogs I was using the manual excerpts so that my home page and my category pages show a summary of the article instead of the whole article. However the new theme was not equipped to show the manual excerpt and finding a solution was far more difficult than I would of imagined.

So how did I fix it?

Well most of the advice was to use the more tag. But I couldn’t use the more tag because I had AdSense and images before the end of the first paragraph. Besides manual excerpts are not always just the first paragraph, they can be used to summarise or even advertise a post. Eventually I found a plugin that allows me to use the manual excerpt section again. The plugin is called Excerpt Editor and is fairly simple to use. Only thing was finding how to change the settings after activating the plugin. You can change the settings of the plugin under tools in your wp admin area, after you activate it.

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