WordPress plugin: Auto Excerpt everywhere

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This is not my first Worpress plugin, but the first I’ve decided to share. I promise I will share the others too..

I’ve created it to help those people who don’t like to edit code in template files (or are too lazy to do that). Just activate the plugin and it will automatically show the_excerpt() in your homepage, archives and search results.

So, what does it do exactly?

The plugin tries to display your custom excerpt text and if it doesn’t find it it will show an automatically generated excerpt. It’s good either if you want to use your custom excerpts of if you just want to show automatically generated excerpts in your blog.

Any custom options?

Yes, the user can define a custom excerpt length (default is 500), the read more text (default is Read more [...], and now you can also disable it) and whether to attach or not a thumbnail to your excerpt.
You can find these settings by going to Settings > Auto Excerpt in your WordPress admin panel.

Anything else?

If you find any bug or if you would like to have more options, please leave comment below.
You can also leave a comment just to say ‘Hi’ or any other kind of feedback.

Current version?

The up to date version is currently 1.5, released on 2012-10-11

Latest news

I found some time to release an update to my plugin. I decided to add a couple of features based on the suggestions I read in the comments of this post. Thanks to everyone for the support!

Download link?

You can find the plugin in the WordPress Plugin Directory: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/auto-excerpt-everywhere/

Changelog

= 1.5 =
New features, as always requested by some users: you can now exclude your home page and add an image button as a read more link.

= 1.4 =
New feature: you can now choose the thumbnail alignment.

= Version 1.3 =
New features: exclude/include sticky posts, choose a custom css class for the thumbnail
Bug of the blank “read more text” option is now fixed.

= Version 1.2 =
A couple of bug fixes and a new feature: you can now leave the “Read more text” field blank in order to disable the read more link.
This possibility was requested on my blog by someone who already has a Read more link included in his theme.

= Version 1.1 =
This release supports two new features:
1) you can choose to attach a thumbnail to your post excerpt
2) you can disable the excerpt in your rss feeds
I’ve also added a “Settings” link to Plugins page and a Donation button.

146 commenti a “WordPress plugin: Auto Excerpt everywhere”

  • Bernd ha scritto:

    This is a great plugin, just what I needed!

    There’s just one thing I dislike: It also truncates the RSS Feed articles. Is there any easy workaround or would you mind adding an option for turning this off?

    Then it would be perfect! :-)

  • dee ha scritto:

    Hi,

    i was thinking to add featured images to the excerp, How to do that?

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Bernd: You’re totally right, I’ll add this feature asap!

    @dee: you would like to be able to add a featured image to the excerpt? or just get the first image of the post automatically? or something else?

  • LN ha scritto:

    Great,
    I’d also enjoy having the first image of the post in the excerpt.
    Thanks

  • Lyn ha scritto:

    I love your plug-in. But I’m having a problem. When the excerpt appears on the category archive page, the caption code shows up.
    On the home page, the excerpt and photo look great.
    Here’s the link to the problem page. Can you help?
    http://amanda.kingsjournalism.com/category/street/
    But if you go to the home page, you’ll see that the excerpt is fine.
    Thanks for your help.

  • ANETE ha scritto:

    Great plugin,really works,,READ MORE is a bit lost ,can you tell me where and how to change its color from light grey to perhaps green or red…thankyou

  • Trang ha scritto:

    An excellent plug-in and just what I was looking for.
    Many thanks!

  • Josie ha scritto:

    Hi guys, I’ve just released a new version of the plugin.
    It should fix Lyn’s bug and a couple of new features: post thumbnail and rss exclusion.

    Please let me know what you think about it!

  • valuser ha scritto:

    Great Plugin. Many Thanks.

    Is it possible to allow whatever formatting the post may have (in the excerpt part) to be kept intact and shown on the front page ?

  • jennyhow ha scritto:

    i choose to include post thumbnail, but nothing come out. how to solve this?

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @jennyhow: please make sure that you’ve actually selected one image as post thumbnail. just uploading an image is not enough!

  • TJones ha scritto:

    I always appreciate free software to make my life easier.

    I love giving donations to plugins that actually work.

    The category page with excerpts make it easier for the user to navigate. I didn’t have excerpt on all my post and this plugin is like “presto” magic.

    Thank You.

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @TJones: thanks a lot! This is my first donation ever so it means a lot

  • iPXMods ha scritto:

    Hello, I’d like to have an option to remove the “read more [...] from my posts please and thank. The theme I’m using already has a read more button so if you could please give us that option that would be excellent.

    Thank you for an amazing plugin by the way, just what I’ve been looking for. :-D

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @iPXMods: have you tried to leave the field blank?

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  • Carli ha scritto:

    Love the plugin! Have a quick question that I’m hoping you can help me with. “read more” is not linked when someone presses on a word in my tag cloud. It still has the words “read more” but not linked. Also upon completing a search on my blog, there is no “read more” or any other type of link except the title.

    Any ideas on how to fix this? Thank you!

  • joe ha scritto:

    I have a link in the first line of the post. In the excerpt shown the link is just plain text, no clickable. When I click on read more, the whole text appears and the link is now clickable.
    Is there a way to have the link clickable in the excerpt?

  • sucipto ha scritto:

    let’s try it!!

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Carli: I need to take a look at your theme in order to figure this out. Please contact me privately http://www.josie.it/contatta-josie/

    @joe: atm the excerpt is without html tags. Maybe there’ll be an option to enable tags in the next release!

  • feber ha scritto:

    i use this plugin but doesn’t show any thumbnail on my home page or category page or search page.

    how to solve it? please help me
    thanks

  • Ted ha scritto:

    There is a “read more” text with link on the blog page, but not in archive or tag pages, have you solved this problem? Thanks.

  • Gina ha scritto:

    Hi!

    Definately love the plugin but when I go to the post page it cannot be found. Can you tell me why this would happen?

    Thank you,
    Gina

  • Adam ha scritto:

    Is it possible to have an option to display the first post on the homepage as first text, and the rest as excerpts?

  • Adam ha scritto:

    *full text, that is

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Adam: nice idea, maybe I can put it in the next version of the plugin.

    @Gina: what do you mean? I can’t see the problem on your blog

    @Ted: There must be something weird with the theme you’re using. Can you contact me privately? http://www.josie.it/contatta-josie/

  • thetruejoe90 ha scritto:

    Hello.

    Lovely work with the plugin.
    I was would like to be able to remove the tags from the excerpts. Do we know how this could be done?

    I’m always looking for the “ideal” plugins for my blog as I am not very smart with computer programs. This plugin is one of the most ideal for me and having the tags removed would be most excellent.

    Well done for your work so far ;)

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @thetruejoe90: do you mean the section with “posted in” and “tagged” in your blog? if yes, that’s not something this plugin is supposed to do I’m sorry :-(

  • Seb ha scritto:

    Hi,

    Just wondering if theres anyway to change the thumbnail from appearing on the left side to the right side on the main blog page?

    Thanks, fantastic plugin by the way

  • agarwals ha scritto:

    i would love this plugin if it generates thumbnails automatically from my post but it doesnt…it generates thumbnails only if the post only contains the photos and no text…so it should generate thumbnail of the photo added with the text…or it would be even better if there is an option to assign a photo as a thumbnail for each post individually…..

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  • Griffin ha scritto:

    Very nice excerpt plugin but needs image support. I want it to just excerpt text but leaves the first image. This would be a very nice feature.

  • Griffin ha scritto:

    Nevermind, I didn’t see the “set as feature image” in the upload page. Now I love this plugin even more.

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @agarwals you can set a thumbnail for each post in wordpress. It’s not necessary to include the image in the text, just set the an image as thumbnal after the upload!

  • toto ha scritto:

    Thank you for share this tutorial. I am dont like manual to add read more in my posting. So I install your plugin. good work!

  • concept bug ha scritto:

    Hello.

    There is a big bug in this filter!!!
    The function auto_except returns $post->post_content in those cases where you don’t have to truncate. That’s not proper… in these cases you should use $content because otherwise you will lose every possible change processed by other filter before!
    uli

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @concept_bug: thank you. I’ll take a look at it and release a bug fix if needed.

  • Murphy ha scritto:

    Your plugin is great… or at least, it was. I don’t know what happened, but now it isn’t working. I have tried deleting it and reinstalling it as well as changing the settings and it does nothing. I don’t think I made an update. I’m using v. 3.2.1

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Murphy: have you changed your theme ?

  • Phil ha scritto:

    The plugin will not display thumbnails in the excerpts, I am using a custom theme created in Artisteer, any ideas please?

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  • kaos ha scritto:

    Hi there,
    I am also using your cool plugin!

    I would also suggest to have the first top (latest) post totally open.
    Also having some problems with thumbnails..

  • Rajitha ha scritto:

    hi, i tried to use auto excerpt anywhere with my blog but i have a small problem regarding the plugin.

    The plugin does excerpts the post into a given number of words.

    BUT the excerpt Read more text cannot be clicked and go to the post from the home page. it just displays
    [Read More...]
    and that’s it.

    how can i resolve this?

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  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Rajitha: I guess it’s something about your theme. It seems like it’s stripping html tags. Try with the default theme and see if it works, just to check if that’s the problem.

  • Steve K ha scritto:

    I’d also like to request the ability to remove the read more link. My theme has its own, and I can’t figure out how to remove it so I have duplicate read more links.

    I deleted the text in the plugin, but it just restored the default of read more [...]

    Otherwise, it works great!

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Steve K: I’m realising 1.2 today with the feature you and some others requested!

  • Matrix23 ha scritto:

    Hi Josie, love the plugin. I originally wanted to be able to change the template code myself to do this but all I could find were really old forum posts making reference to changing the index.php file in the theme, but the code that was mentioned no longer seems to be in that file.

    Could you tell me which files need to be edited if I didn’t want to use the plugin please (I like to know how to do things myself as well if possible).

    Also I wondered if you would be able to add a new feature: the facility to disable the excerpt for sticky posts. I have a sticky post on my blog home page and want it to display in full without the ‘read more’ link, but I want to keep using excerpts for all other posts.

    Many thanks for your hard work in creating and sharing this plugin. Will gladly make a donation to you.

  • nicasiri ha scritto:

    Hi, am wondering if there’s a way to enlarge the font size in the excerpt portion?

  • Josie ha scritto:

    @Matrix23: if you prefer not to use the plugin you should edit every template file in which you have the function “the_content()”

    @nicasiri: this is something you should do using your theme CSS files

  • Elizabeth 先生 ha scritto:

    Thanks! Your plugin is easy to use and safes a lot of time:)
    Works but there is one problem. When I click on “read more” it transfers me to:
    ” Not Found
    Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help.”
    With every post the same result. I found in the net the advice that it’s a problem with my theme. I generated my theme using a special software.
    What should I do to have your plugin work also on my page?

    http://appleenglishschool.com/2012/01

  • Elizabeth 先生 ha scritto:

    One more thing:
    when I activate a defoult wordpress theme like Twenty eleven, there is the same probem.

  • pablo ha scritto:

    Hi, I have a question, how do you pull a thumbnail photo with your pluggin, to the main page post

  • Ken ha scritto:

    Hi,
    I have a client who wants to use this plugin… Unfortunately it conflicts with the WP Firewall 2 plugin. Could you check this out and let me know if you can come up with a fix?

    Thank you!

  • Tommy! ha scritto:

    Great job, great plug-in – and it seems to work with the Custom Community theme. However, except for one thing: When I active the plugin, the post got cut and the read more link does not work. It appears but links nowhere. Any ideas how to fix it?

    Regards,

    Tommy!

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  • antilucid ha scritto:

    I tried using this with twenty eleven, it shows my custom excerpts i had written but was not using rather than getting an excerpt from the posts. Any clue how to fix this? i want to over ride the excerpts i had previously written.

  • murko ha scritto:

    Hello. At first, thanks a lot for this plugin. But, I have a little problem with it. In list of archive posts, “Read more” does not work, it’s not link (but it works on first page). Any idea to fix it? Thanks.

  • Simona ha scritto:

    Ciao, mi piace molto questo plugin è proprio ciò che cercavo…grazie! Anche per me, in archivio e cerca non compare il link “leggi tutto”, non è cliccabile ma è solo una scritta.

    Grazie!

  • Craig ha scritto:

    Hi!

    Is there a way for the excerpts to include the images from the post, if it appears at the beginning? Right now, those images are getting stripped away on the home page.

  • kreidemann ha scritto:

    Hi.
    Can you please tell me, where to find the file where I can style the thumbs?

  • Jason ha scritto:

    >> Also I wondered if you would be able to add a new feature: the facility to disable the excerpt for sticky posts. I have a sticky post on my blog home page and want it to display in full without the ‘read more’ link, but I want to keep using excerpts for all other posts.

    +1 Would like to see this feature added to this great plugin. Thanks in advance.

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  • jessatjuice ha scritto:

    In development of our new site. Love this plugin however would like to make it so that shortcodes are not stripped as it has to do with our brand aesthetic.

    Thanks in advance if you make the update!!

  • calocero ha scritto:

    Is it possible to make the image shown in excerpt linked to the post?thx

  • GK ha scritto:

    OK – I’ve activated the plugin. What do I do next so it shows excerpts of my posts on the bog page?

  • NanoG6 ha scritto:

    Hello,

    How do I use ‘words’ instead of ‘characters’ for excerpt length?

    Thanks!

  • Yair ha scritto:

    Ciao
    Voglio vedere la possibilità di collegare in una nuova finestra
    E un’immagine o un testo saranno collegati anche

  • Oli ha scritto:

    I’m using the Blogolife theme on my blog and your plugin works perfectly other than it removes the HTML tags so the text has no formatting.

    Any ideas on how I can fix it?

  • yumasari ha scritto:

    Hi!

    I installed the plugin and aperance a new status bar…why?. I only want de clean plugin.

    Thanks…

  • Chancy Chen ha scritto:

    Hi, Josie. Thanks for your plugin. It’s really help! I have a question about the Thumbnails img, can I change the size about it?

    Thanks again.

  • wizywyg ha scritto:

    How do you exclude it from certain pages.

    I want to only excerpt on the home/index page, but for the Category or archive pages, I want to show the entire post; no excerpt at all.

  • Eva ha scritto:

    Hi, I just downloaded your auto excerpt plugin, and even though it’s activated, I have no idea when and how it should appear? I am not a programmer, would just like to have the first few sentences of my posts in the sidebar of a page. Post titles show, but I cannot get the rest to show.
    Thank you
    Eva

  • Curious ha scritto:

    Is there a way for the plugin to take whatever image is in the post and automatically use it as the featured image? Such a feature would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • Uddhab ha scritto:

    There should be a ‘…’ before the excerpt link.

  • Charlie ha scritto:

    Hi, the read more link on the bottom of the post is still there even if I leave the read more text field blank. Is there a fix on this one?? -thanks.,

  • Eli ha scritto:

    Same problem as Charlie. “Read more” doesn’t disappear.

  • TE5LA ha scritto:

    “= Version 1.2 =
    A couple of bug fixes and a new feature: you can now leave the “Read more text” field blank in order to disable the read more link.”

    This does not work. The default text is replaced into the field if you remove it. Furthermore, the text isn’t even a link (not clickable) so how would it function as a “Read More” link. I seem to have a graphic one on my theme anyway and want to remove this one (yours).

    Is there a way to specify on an individual post NOT to have an excerpt or another plugin you know about that will do this?

  • Tahavaro ha scritto:

    Grazie cosi per questo plugin…molto meraviglioso =))

  • Theresa ha scritto:

    Been looking for a solid excerpt plugin and I really like this one!
    I have a problem…..it shows as it should, only there are only 5 or 6 posts showing on the page, you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of my homepage to see “older posts”, Any way to fill the remainder of the page with excerpts?
    I’m always a donator once a plugin is working well for me, you work hard on these and deserve compensation! Hope to be able to do this soon! :-)

  • webpdq ha scritto:

    I love the plugin. It is great. I would love to be able to wrap the thumbnail within the text, rather than just left aligning it. Is there someway to do that? Can you tell me where the css is for that? Thanks so much for the plugin.

  • Markus ha scritto:

    Is it possible to have the Auto Excerpt functionality apply to category and archive pages?

  • rosahpuy ha scritto:

    Hi,
    I have problems with the Thumbnails.

    First does’t appear the photo and if I put the photo at the end in “Costum Field” in home page is okay, but if I press Read More I have the photo Twice.

    How can I do?

  • Riane ha scritto:

    I was using auto excerpt and it was working great until yesterday when there was an update. Now, the excerpt appears below the picture instead of beside it as it was. Any ideas?

    Please let me know!

  • Simona ha scritto:

    con questo aggiornamento il testo dell’estratto in home page non compare più lateralmente alla miniatura ma sotto, ha sfasato l’allineamento, c’è modo di far tornare come prima?

    grazie.

  • Josie ha scritto:

    Ciao Simona, puoi assegnare la classe “alignleft” come custom class

  • Josie ha scritto:

    Hi Riane, you can assign the “alignleft” custom class in the settings

  • gerardo ha scritto:

    nice you fixed very fast that text alignment

    BTW this is an awesome pluging for wordpress

    thanks for your work is apreciated

  • Riane ha scritto:

    I pushed the update that appeared available today (after GoDaddy got us back up) and it’s all fixed. Thanks!!

  • Simona ha scritto:

    Grazie! mi era sfuggito, grazie mille…è perfetto! :D

  • Kika ha scritto:

    Thank you so much for this plugin~ So far it look great, but saw someone else say this and I wanted to just agree~ It would be SO SO GREAT if this plugin would just pick a photo from the post automatically unless we wish to go in and change. I just put this plugin on my site, but I have 100+ posts so to go and set thumbs for every single post will take a very long time…. it would have been so great if it just grabbed one automatically to start.

    Also, is there a way to enlarge, bold, or color the “READ MORE” text in this? I find it does not pop up too much, it would be great if some (limited) options were available to bold or color the text at least.

    Thank you so much for making this! ♥ ♥ ♥

  • wormy ha scritto:

    I was wondering if there was a way to use a image or button instead of text, I have tried everything and it will not allow me to add an image maybe this might be a good thing to add to the next update

  • margaret horn ha scritto:

    HELP! Since I downloaded your plugin, my titles are gone. As you know, titles are pretty important. Otherwise, the plugin is great. Margaret

  • Wanda ha scritto:

    the plugin works great but i do not what to excerpt my home page. Is there anyway to exclude my front page post?

  • Josie ha scritto:

    Just updated the plugin with the features request by wormy and wanda. Thanks to everyone.

  • abs22 ha scritto:

    Hi! Thanks for creating this plug-in…I am new to wordpress and this made me really happy to find :) One request – I’d love to be able to set different excerpt lengths for my home page vs. archive/category pages (e.g., have longer excerpts on my home page). Any chance that’s possible on the next release?

  • Paul ha scritto:

    Hi Josie
    Plugins great, was working great until I moved the web site to a new server. Now, no matter what I do I can’t seem to get an image to show on the home page is there something I have forgot? Thanks in anticipation of your help.

  • Warren ha scritto:

    WordPress 3.4.2;
    Auto Excerpt everywhere 1.5; and
    WP Help 1.1.*
    *
    I am also using several other plug-ins.

    My help pages show excerpts only and when I click on the ‘more’ link, nothing happens.

    I would really rather not have the excerpts in the help pages. If however I have to keep it that way, what do I need to do to get the rest of page to display?

    Do I need to get rid of one plugin or the other?

    ‘Help’ was working fine till I added the ‘Excerpt’ plug-in. ‘Excerpt’ works beautifully on my posts. Both are great plug-ins. I would like to have both!

  • WeLikeYourStyle ha scritto:

    Hello, I find your plugin very useful, more than ALL the others I’ve tried for sure!
    Yours is simple and sleek, problem is, I could love to use one image as a teaser on the excerpt. Even if I choose a thumbnail some posts will show one image, but most posts wont.
    Is there anything I could do?
    Thank you!
    Anna

  • Lia ha scritto:

    Hi!
    Love this plugin; however one thing. Is there a way to make my featured image not also become the header image for that post? It does it to all of my posts EXCEPT for one random post. I have no idea why that one shows my normal header, but I would prefer that my header remained my logo and not a blown up version of my featured image. Do Thanks!

  • wedditalia ha scritto:

    WordPress 3.4.2
    DeepFocus 4.1
    Auto Excerpts Everywhere 1.5
    Website in development http://forevergreenwedding.eu/

    When activating the plugin, the thumbnails dissappear on my homepage. If it isn’t activated nothing’s wrong. What can I do to make that work?

  • Miss Janssen ha scritto:

    Hi Josie (and thanks for the plugin:-))

    I don’t know if it’s just me or what but, is the excerpt lenght set in characters or in words? Because if I set it to, let’s say 500, it shows an excerpt which I assume is showing characters (just a couple of sentences)in my search results page but, it shows a huge excerpt (half a post, I’d dare to say) in the rest of my blog pages (what makes me think, that in this case, it’s showing 500 words).

    Would it be possible to add an extra feature in a future update to be able to choose between words or characters? Or maybe be able to choose where in the website/blog use the plugin? (like a check box to mark with a tick “Home”/”Categories”/”Search Results”, depending on where you want to show that particular kind of excerpt).

    Thanks!

  • Banata ha scritto:

    If exceprt activated, I cant open full articles, it only show the excerpt version, when I click “read more” it wont display the full articles

    how to overcome this problem?

  • IslandOwl ha scritto:

    Thank you so much for this plug in!! It works great!!

    For people who are not seeing their images in their excerpts – here is an answer I just posted on WordPress.org support forum, but since I see people are asking about it here too – I will paste it in here too.

    To have an image show in the excerpt you need to set it as a “Featured Image”.

    Go to the top of you post page in Edit mode and look at your Screen Options. Make sure “Featured Image” is checked so it shows up on your post page. From there you can set which image you want to have show up in the excerpts.

    You will need to go back to all of your posts and set the featured image for each one.

    *** However, I am pretty sure there is a plugin that will make the first image be your featured image. You can check. I do not use it so am not entirely sure. *****

    From here on out, when you are writing a new post you can set the featured image when you are placing the image in the post itself. Look down at the bottom of the Image screen. Right next to “Insert Image” there will additionally be an option to Set as Featured Image. If you forget to click that at that point then you will have to use the “Set Featured Image on your post edit page.

    HTH

  • Iggy ha scritto:

    This is great, the only thing missing: link on featured image! Please add if you can, thank you very much!

  • Luiz Soares ha scritto:

    Hello my friend!

    I agree with the last comment..it should be really wonderful if the Featured Image could be linked to the post, too..a lot of people click on the image to go to the post, and there’s no link on the image…

    Regards!

  • Priscilla ha scritto:

    I want to have the first image of each post to appear to the left of the excerpt. How do I add this feature?

  • Priscilla ha scritto:

    Also, if I set the featured image then a huge version of it shows up and is distorted. Please help me figure this out. It’s making me crazy!

  • ivan ha scritto:

    Is it possible to make an option to do an excerpt based on the first paragraph?

    I don’t quite like all themes and excerpt plugins that just count the words and cut the text in the middle of the sentence.
    It would be much better if we could have an option to choose whether we’d like to have an excerpt after the first paragraph.

    Thanks! Otherwise, this is great plugin, I’m using it instead of the included one in CatchBox theme, because your plugin doesn’t mess with the image when I choose “large” – it displays my image in native size. Well done!

  • Liz ha scritto:

    This plugin doesn’t allow me to ask for more characters in an excerpt, which is quite annoying. I don’t even know if it’s characters. Anyway, it starts with “500″, which doesn’t do 500 characters or words or anything. I change it to “1000″, and the excerpt gets smaller.

    When you update it, can you add an option to keep certain HTML formatting? I really like Advanced Excerpt for this reason, but I hate that it includes excerpts in the RSS feed.

  • Piergi ha scritto:

    Ciao Serena, grazie per l’ottimo plugin.
    Ho anch’io una richiesta: sarebbe possibile racchiudere l’excerpt tra i tag di paragrafo? E, se non ci vuole troppo, aggiungere magari una classe (alla stessa maniera della classe della thumbnail)?

    English: It’d be nice to add the ‘paragraph’ tags before and after the excerpt, with a style class.

    Grazie mille, ciao ciao

  • AlekBounce ha scritto:

    I love this plugin! Thanks for your work.

    Is there anyway to anchor the “Read More” button to a particular corner for uniformity, rather than at the end of 500 words?

    Would be great to see front page uniformity with read more buttons in the same place for each excerpt. :)

    Thanks again!

  • Kenneth Elliott ha scritto:

    I love this plugin. But I am having a problem with the thumbnails showing on my homepage. I thought I had everything setup correctly. Is their something I need to click on the admin page to get it to work correctly or on the page to enter my article?

  • Roger ha scritto:

    Is it possible for you to add as an option to have the excerpt specified only on certain pages, e.g. home page and the regular content on the post page. With the excerpt on all pages, my readers never get the total content. Thanks.

  • Allison ha scritto:

    The post image isn’t showing up on the excerpt even though I have that marked in the settings. I have tried different themes but it just doesn’t show up. Please let me know what I need to do to get this to work. Thank you

    Allison

  • Anandu B Ajith ha scritto:

    Post Thumbnail’s not working

  • Rene ha scritto:

    Hi
    I installed Auto Excerpt. However when it is running, my posts pictures did not appear anymore.

    How can I set in order to pictures appear?

    Pictures are at the beggining of the post.

    Tks
    Renê

  • rakesh ha scritto:

    Thanks for sharing this plugin. more useful for earlier version of WordPress. thanks again from my side.

  • mason ha scritto:

    Hi great plugin! I would love it if you could make it an option to remove html formatting or not. It seems that currently the html is only showing up if the post is less than the limit specified. Not sure why that is…

  • Ian Angus ha scritto:

    Hi … love the plug in, but …

    Is there a way to set the excerpt length to zero, so that no excerpt appears on the home page? I’ve tried leaving the length blank and putting in 0, but neither seems to work.

  • George ha scritto:

    Your plugin is so good but the thumbnail doesnt work… What i have to do

  • ~chris~ ha scritto:

    Hi, I really like your plugin, but the excerpts of my posts are showing the post’s tags… I was wondering if there’s any way to get rid of these tags? Thank you =)

  • ~chris~ ha scritto:

    and also, how can I make it so that all my post’s excerpts show up on the page, instead of just 1 excerpt..? Thanks again

  • John ha scritto:

    Yes great and simple. Only thing is thumbnail only works with featured image set. This then shows 2. Could I suggest setting the thumb in the settings panel. Or turning on the featured image. If I get time to do it will post. cheers and thanks

  • John ha scritto:

    Patch for the dual image feature image problem. In content.php of the main wp site comment out this.

    <!– This stops featured imaged dual posting thumb for Excerpt anywhere.

    –>

    You still set the feature image but the plugin uses it only.

    Hope this helps. cheers John

  • John ha scritto:

    The post disappeared the php this is the line to comment out.
    “”

  • John ha scritto:

    This is the function call to comment out in content.php. Sorry bout the mess.

    the_post_thumbnail();

  • Alexa ha scritto:

    Hi, I am having difficulties with your plugin. It only shows the excerpt of the first post. It cannot find the ones of all the others. It merely shows headlines. And, the worst of all, it shows outdated headlines. Meaning, I updated my post and it still shows outdated headlines. Is there anything you can do to make it display my 200 words of all the post in my blog?

  • LauraG ha scritto:

    This is the 4th plug-in I tried and the first one that actually worked for me! Thank you.

    Is there anyway to change the size of the thumbnail? I would like it to be about twice the size its currently displayed at. I tried changing the default thumbnail size in Settings>Media Settings but it didn’t make any difference.

    Is there anyway to specify the alignment for the excerpt? I would like the text to be justified.

    Thanks!

    PS: Site is still under construction

  • Антон ha scritto:

    I see shortcodes ([sc]) in my excerpts. How can I disable it?

  • Parma John ha scritto:

    Josie,
    I am trying to get excerpts, especially on my Tiny Forge themed home page, but it seems to work only for the first entry. What have I done wrong?
    See http://www.agseptest.eu in Italian to see what I mean. The news feeds can be extremely long.

    John

  • the Toy Maker ha scritto:

    I love this plug-in it makes it easer to find thing on the front page. Is there a way to make it just show the first line?

  • Kyle ha scritto:

    Hey Josie, I’m loving this plugin, thanks for making it! Quick question, is there any way to make the images link to the actual post? Right now they aren’t clickable at all, but it would be nice if visitors could click on the pictures and go directly to the post. Thanks again!

  • sw ha scritto:

    Hi- Is there a way to use your “auto excerpt” plugin with the “wptouch” mobile site plugin w/o losing the ability to “read more” on a mobile device? Thank you!

  • Carlos ha scritto:

    HI, I would like to know how can I do to make the first image of sac post (featured image) on the index using this plugin.

    Thank you!

  • shembah ha scritto:

    hi, thank you to share. is this still working with newest version ?

  • pegasus ha scritto:

    Any way to isert dots like … after 500 charachters? What file, and where?

  • peyton305 ha scritto:

    Hi, none of the images choices work. No matter what I select, no images. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled–still I just get text. Is this a common bug lately? Love the plugin concept. Would like it to work though. thank you

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  • fenomene ha scritto:

    Hello,
    Thank you very much for your plug-ins, its very usefull, especially for a beginner like me. And also because my template have a bug to do excerpt to my posts.

    I noticed a bug in the excerpt of some of my posts, please have a look in my category “Voyages” :

    http://www.creativecolibri.fr/category/voyages/

    The first article “Le café du plateau des Bolovens” has only a word > fevrier 2014. when you’ll click on the article, I wrote a paragraph and in the settings, I asked for 500 words.

    Why ? What can I do ? (it’s not the only one article, in the same page the one called “Rencontre avec David Kurbiel” is the same.

  • bra83 ha scritto:

    Hi. I’m trying to install this plugin in my theme but i don´t have sucess. I bought this theme in themeforest.net: Pluto Clean Personal WordPress Masonry Blog Theme. Any chance this plugin work in my theme? I tried but did not work. Sorry my horrible english, I’m from Brazil.

  • daepunt ha scritto:

    Thanks for your great plugin!

    I wanted the Read More… text to contain a link to the full post itself, so it would become clickable. Here’s my hack:

    If you add the following text into the “Read More Text” field:

    [smaller_than_sign]?php echo get_permalink(); ?[greater_than_sign]Read More…

    then the Read More… behind your excerpts become clickable links!

    Substitute the [smaller_than_sign] and [greater_than_sign] with the actual symbols.

    Happy hacking!

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