This tutorial will show you how to change your blog summaries to use excerpts instead. Please note that by default, WordPress excerpts will strip out any formatting and other elements like images. However, when you view the full post, they will all come back.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Blog Settings.
  2. Find the Blog Summary Type  setting and select the Post Excerpt option.
  3. In addition to excerpts, you can also change how many words to show for excerpts. Simply adjust the Excerpt Length setting to what you want.
  4. Click the Publish button.
screenshot for the blog excerpt settings