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How to Customize WordPress Excerpts No Coding Required

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Do you want to customize your WordPress excerpt? Excerpts are the short extracts of text from your posts followed normally by “read more…”. In this video, we will show you how to customize WordPress excerpts with no coding required.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The first method is by using the excerpt meta box.

If you are creating a new post, go to screen options and make sure the excerpt box is checked, then you can add your post excerpt.

Another way to add the excerpt is by using the more tag.

Just add the excerpt in the post area and then click on the more button and a line will show under the excerpt.

The third way to do it is by installing and activating the Advanced Excerpt Button.

Then go to Settings, Excerpt to continue.

You can configure how you want the excerpt to look on your posts and we can look on our site to see the changes in action.

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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