WordPress Automatic Post Excerpt: Customize WordPress Themes

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WordPress Automatic Post Excerpt: Customize WordPress Themes

Now, this method is more technical and difficult for absolute beginners. If you don’t know anything about WordPress theme development, HTML, CSS or PHP and how to edit WordPress theme files. Don’t try to edit your themes files on a live site.

You can break your site. If you want to try this method, You should set up a local WordPress development site for development purposes, With local WordPress site, You can try whatever you want. because if anything goes wrong, You can always set new test site easily.

We already have published tutorials about WordPress local development setup.

For automatic WordPress post excerpts, you will have to edit WordPress theme files. If depends on your theme, which files you will have to edit. In most cases, you will have to edit content.php or index.php file.

If you are using Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme or a theme based on _S WordPress starter theme, then you will have to edit content.php file.

It is always recommended to create a WordPress child theme, whenever you want to customize WordPress theme files. I am using Twenty Sixteen child theme.