Post excerpts are post content previews that can be seen in blog lists and on search pages - they show a part of the post's original content. Note that post excerpts are disabled by default
Sometimes, depending on how it is set up, the excerpt cuts the content off in the middle of a sentence, which can be something you’d like to avoid.
In this article we will explain how to set a custom excerpt for every post, so this doesn't happen.
You can set up the post excerpt in single post options. If you cannot see the excerpt option in single post options, you probably need to activate the Screen Options which are located in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. As mentioned before, the excerpt option is turned off by default.
To enable displaying excerpts, you should first you locate and open the post in question so you can edit it.
Next, you should click on the Screen Options located in the upper right corner of the screen so you can effectively enable the excerpt.
Now you should be able to see the excerpt field in the post options.
The next step involves inputting a short text which will represent a description of your post into the excerpt field.
This text will be displayed on blog list pages and on the search page when that specific post is displayed there.
Once you save the options and refresh the blog or search page, you’ll see the excerpt displayed instead of the code which was shown earlier.