This page is about “excerpts for pages”
One of my customers was having some challenges with the [bw_pages] shortcode where it was pulling in too much information from before the
<!--more --> tag. I suggested using a hand written excerpt. But then I realised that the ‘page’ post_type doesn’t include support for Excerpt fields.
I ummed and aahed about adding it to the oik base plugin before deciding to create a new oik-post-type-support plugin. Although the only thing that it does right now is to add post type support of Excerpt to pages
add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' );
I have plans to extend it to be able to support a range of custom post types. Then there’s other things that can be added.
I’ve already discovered a few side effects with just this one line of code, so while I’m waiting for something else to finish I thought I’d start writing them down.
- Excerpts don’t go away when the plugin is deactivated – so an uninstall routine may be needed
- If you use
I’ve yet to perform the problem determination for these problems.
Meanwhile the plugin is available for FREE download from oik-plugins: oik-post-type-support.
Update May 2015… nowadays I use the oik-types plugin. It’s more complex but has far more capability.