This tutorial will show you how to change your blog summaries to use excerpts instead.

IMPORTANT: When using excerpts, WordPress, by default, will strip all formatting and images from the part that is used as the excerpt. However, everything will come back in the full post view.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Blog Options.
  2. Look for the Blog Excerpts section and then chooseEnable Blog Excerpts by clicking on the toggle.
  3. Now look for the Excerpt Length setting and choose how many words to have in your post excerpts. You can see the counter to the right, along with a reset if you change your mind.
  4. Click the Publish button.
screenshot showing the Empt setting to enable excerpts
screenshot to change the excerpt size