There are more advantages to using excerpts over the standard method WordPress does where you need to insert a “more-link” into your post editor to create a split. This theme gives you the option to use either method—although some blog layouts (including the pro version) require excerpts.

Screenshot for turning on excerpts and also showing the setting to manage the size

NOTE: Some blog layout styles use excerpts by default and cannot be changed.

  1. Go to Appearance > Customize > Blog Options
  2. Look for the section Blog Excerpts and manage your excerpts to enable and/or adjust the number of words to show. The round arrow is the reset for the length option.
  3. Click the Publish button.