How to enable excerpts for pages

on March 17, 2011

This is an old trick, but in case you missed it i am re-publishing it. This is a really simple thing to do. Just follow these steps.

1. Open functions.php in your theme editor.

2. Add this line where you find appropriate:

add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' ); // Enable excerpts for pages.

3. Save your file.

In a default wordpress theme pages are only listed on search pages. In order to use excerpts, you need to convert the_content calls to the_excerpt in your appropriate template (search.php if exists).


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