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i'd like to use excerpts but for some reason the excerpt editor is not visible when editing posts. i'm using wordpress v3.1 - already searched up the options but couldn't find anything .. :(

do i need a plugin for using excerpts? shouldn't it be included by default in wordpress?


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Do you have the excerpt field enabled in screen options?

Enable excerpt

Screen options is in the top right-hand corner the screen, next to the help button (under the logout link).

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omg that was it! thanks a lot! – Fuxi Mar 8 '11 at 13:11
You're welcome. – t31os Mar 8 '11 at 13:18

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