Recently, when I published an article about BlogLovin here I was asked about how to make Feedburner images appear in the BlogLovin feed for new posts.
The first thing, I advised was to make sure that full text not summaries were displayed on the blog’ home page.
But many, really would rather have the summaries listed on their homepages and can understand that.
As for showing summaries sometimes, it truly isn’t as easy as just clicking Settings->Reading and selecting Summaries instead of Full Text.
If you are familiar with coding, this can all be done on the index.php file page under one’s CSS Editor (yes for many I may have lost you on this, but no worries, keep reading), but for those who don’t know or aren’t comfortable with coding, can this be done easier?
I am here to tell you that it can indeed be done and all one needs to do is download a new plugin in their WordPress Dashboard called Auto Excerpt Everywhere.
How do you install this plugin?
1. Search for Auto Excerpt Everywhere under plugins.
2. Once found install it.
3. Then, activate. Once activated, go to Settings->Auto ExcerptEverywhere.
4. Now make sure in the Read More Text, you use this bit of coding to get the more tag to be included: … <strong>Read More!</strong Also, make sure to have Disable in rss feed checked off, because this is what will allow you to still show up graphic images in feeds such as BlogLovin. (Also make sure that Full Text is allowed in the original Settings->Reading that was discussed above).
5. Once you do that, hit save and then you can preview your homepage. Voila you have summaries, not full text!!