[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #33401: Add excerpt option to a page

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Sat Aug 22 03:34:58 UTC 2015

#33401: Add excerpt option to a page
 Reporter:  paaljoachim        |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal             |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Posts, Post Types  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  reporter-feedback  |     Focuses:  administration

Comment (by eliorivero):

 Personally, I don't think this is needed in core. Pages and posts serve
 different purposes, they shouldn't become more similar (and actually in WP
 4.3 with comments disabled for new pages they became a little bit more

 In cases where a plugin uses the excerpt for social media description, the
 plugin itself can provide the necessary support for this. Same applies for
 page indexes and conditional page display: it's a presentational issue so
 it's the theme the one that should provide the proper support for this.

 Excerpt for pages can be easily added with this snippet from a plugin or a

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/33401#comment:6>
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