The manual Excerpt in WordPress. What, why, how, tips and plugins.: Demetris has a written a very nice, well illustrated and explained tutorial on the WordPress excerpt and how to manipulate it to take full advantage of it.
WordPress excerpts, which are not excerpts, make a WordPress site easier to browse and its content easier to discover. In addition, when also used as META descriptions, good excerpts bring more and better traffic from search engines.
Topics discussed include:
- What is the WordPress excerpt
- Why write excerpts in WordPress
- How to write excerpts
- WordPress Excerpt Editor
- Excerpts as META descriptions
- Notes, Miscellaneous
In Demetris’ style, the tutorial is very well written and well fleshed out.