What is an Excerpt?

An excerpt is a brief summary of a blog post or page. Excerpts appear in blog archives and help users decide whether or not to click on a post.

More About Excerpts

Post excerpts typically appear on blog archive pages. They can help you convince users to read a post. WordPress enables you to configure the length of your excerpts.

Excerpts are not the same as meta descriptions, which are the snippets that appear in SERPs. These post summaries will only be visible in your blog feed.

Typically, excerpts are generated automatically from the first paragraph(s) of a blog post or page. However, you can also write your own. When you edit a post or page, you’ll see an option to write a short summary of the content.

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