WEBFI-WordPress-How to Customize WordPress Excerpts No Coding Required

Are you wanting to customize the excerpts on your WordPress site? An excerpt is a short snippet a post displays on the posts/blog page or other similar pages on your website. In this video, we will show you how to customize your WordPress excerpt with no coding required.

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The first method shown is what is currently the default option in WordPress. We would want to create or edit a post and in the post/document tab, we would want to scroll down to the Excerpt section and click the arrow next to it. This will give you an area to fill out what you want your excerpt to be.

For a second option, if you want what you’ve already written to be the excerpt for your post then we will go to the post we want it added to. Below the text that we want to be the excerpt, we want to add the more block. This should add the text above the more block as your content.

For the third option we will be using the plugin below:

Once you install and activate the plugin, you can go under Settings, Excerpt to customize the defaults for how you want the excerpt to appear. If you already have custom excerpts on a few posts then you can uncheck the custom excerpts box in the plugin’s setting to keep those excerpts.

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  • Angelica Pedrosa on January 12, 2021


  • mat nice on January 15, 2021

    Hey question, does wpbeginner uses AMP on its website?

  • Raphael Ahtila on February 8, 2021

    Hello, one question, each time I post a table, only the title shows on the page and one has to click the title to see the table. Is there away the table plus the title could show instead of the title only ?

  • Matt on March 4, 2021

    I only use pages, no posts. This seems to be something mainly for posts. How do you see exactly what your excerpt is? And how to apply it to just your 1 static home page?

  • ui creator on March 6, 2021

    I have installed Rank math and sometime when I share post in social media the excerpt shows and sometime it hides. Its really annoying me. Can you please help me out from this?
    Thanks in advance

  • M. Ph. on May 5, 2021

    Thank you for this video. I am trying to get rid of the "read more" link on the home page — three posts are on the homepage with the dreaded "orange read more" under my titles-Nothing has worked – I have spent hours trying to figure this out. =/ I have a child theme –superb themes, affiliates bloglet.

  • Mis sooha on May 22, 2021

    I wants that settings of excerpts also appear when I open me site on Mobil

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