[wp-hackers] Idea: Rename the Excerpt to something accurate

Lynne Pope lynne.pope at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 23:42:09 GMT 2009

I'm all for improved functionality.

Over the years the key things my clients have wanted from the_excerpt are:
1. control over length (both characters and words);
2. HTML formatting (achievable only if formatting filters are removed now);
3. control over the "more" - few like the [...] but not everyone knows how
to write a function to change this.
4. ability to select whether to include the_excerpt above the post content
or not, by use of a radio button.

Still not convinced about changing the name though. the_summary would be
just as misleading as the_excerpt (keeping an open mind about that though as
I am interested in how many people actually think of it as a summary).


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