How to make WordPress 2011 theme use excerpts

By: The WP Guy Posted in blog, how to

Out of the box the current default theme after installing WordPress shows all of your posts in the long format.

To change the theme to just show a short summary as per the screenshot below read on….

WordPress post excerpts view


Go to the Dashboard -> Appearance -> Editor

WordPress - appearance - editor


Now edit the file called content.php by selecting it from selection on the right


Search for the term ‘the_content’ using ‘Ctrl + F’ on a Windows PC or ‘command + F’  on a Mac


Now replace the word ‘content’ with ‘excerpt’ and click on update file.

change to excerpt

All done, now post pages with have the excerpt.

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  1. I had spent almost a week looking for a solution to this issue and come to think of it all it took was a simple change of a single word. You have just made a fan. God Bless andd keep it up.

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