Cross posting shows full content even though excerpt is selected  


BerndG
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Hi,

we want to show extracts of posts from the forum under the texts in the blog, but not the full text. For this we choose the setting "Cross posting | excerpt". Unfortunately the complete forum text is shown instead of an excerpt. How can this be changed? What could we have done wrong?

With the setting "Custom" nothing appears where you could choose a custom setting, and the whole text is shown here as well.

Thanks for support, Bernd

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Astghik
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Hi@berndg,

Let me explain how it works:

The "Cross-posting Content" option has three values:

  • Full Content - cross posts all content
  • Excerpt
  • Custom

Please select the Customย value, then go to the current post/page click on the "Update" button in post/page editor section. Then scroll a little down, you'll find the "Cross-posting Custom Content" textarea, just copy and paste the part of the content you'll need to cross-post.

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BerndG
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@astghik

Okay, I get that, thanks! So there is no way for "Custom" to do this automatically for all posts in Crossposting, for example the first 60 words of the post?

But what about the setting "Excerpt"? Where does the excerpt come from (or in my case: does not)?

Thanks for the support!

Bernd

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Astghik
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@berndg,

So there is no way for "Custom" to do this automatically for all posts in Crossposting, for example the first 60 words of the post?

I'm sorry, but not, you should manually select cross-posting content.

But what about the setting "Excerpt"? Where does the excerpt come from (or in my case: does not)?

If you enable the Excerpt option, it'll use the native WordPress Excerpt content for cross-posting. Please read the following articles:

https://www.wpbeginner.com/glossary/excerpt/

https://wordpress.org/support/article/excerpt/

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BerndG
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@astghik

OK, thanks for your patience. I don't want to overdo it with suggestions :-), but it would be convenient to automate it, for example the first 40, 50 or 60 letters of a post. We run a member site and want to show how much is going on in front of the password barrier - to attract new users and to feed Google.

If we do this via the excerpt function of Wordpress, I have to hire a new worker to do it ...

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