This tutorial will show you how to change your blog summaries to use excerpts instead. This gives you a more consistent style for each post summary. Some blog layouts are precoded to use only excerpts while others will inherit your choice to use excerpts.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Blog Options.
  2. Look for the Blog Excerpts section and then choose Enable 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 for the Clarified excerpt setting
screenshot for the excerpt size setting

NOTE: Using excerpts will remove all formatting and images for the part of your post that will be used. However, when viewing the full post, all formatting and images will return.