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I want to make a new blog which only has a brief description of the article on the main page, instead of a shortened version of it. I want to make the brief description of the article myself.

Is there any way to do this, or any plugin which allows it?

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You need to turn on Excerpts.
They are hidden onder the 'screen options' in the right top corner of add/edit screens.

And on the front page call the_exerpt() instead of the_content().

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