Page Excerpt

Current Release: 0.02 (download) – Released on March 30th 2008

What it does

This plugin allows you to specify a specifc excerpt for WordPress pages

How it works

The plugin adds an extra box to the set an Optional Excerpt for a WordPress page similar to the box which is available for posts. The box is aded using the dbx_page_advanced hook for versions of WordPress earlier than 2.5 and using add_meta_box() for WordPress 2.5 and later.


This plugin has been tested with WordPress v2.0.4 is should work with all WordPress versions that support pages (v2.0 and later).


The latest version of the plugin may be downloaded here:

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  2. I have tried you plugin and can’t seem to get an excerpt out of it.

    I want to display an excerpt from a child page on a parent page template. That is what I thought your plugin would do. The excerpt text box appears in the page admin, but calling the_excerpt() from the parent template yields nothing.

    My code:

    $pageChildren = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_parent = “.$post->ID.” AND post_type = ‘page’ AND post_title=’Biography’ ORDER BY menu_order”, ‘OBJECT’);
    if ( $pageChildren ) : foreach ( $pageChildren as $pageChild ) : setup_postdata( $pageChild );
    endforeach; endif;

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