i'd like to have a small news box in my sidebar - so i need to display just a few lines of text, separated from the actual the_content() - how could i do that? it should be somekind of quicktag which will be hidden in the full post content.


  • Use the excerpt field?
    – t31os
    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:36

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Use this widget: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recent-posts-with-excerpts/

  • thanks for your answer - how can i activate the excerpt box? it's not visible at the editor .. :/
    – Fuxi
    Mar 8, 2011 at 12:42
  • click screen options at the top of the editor page - the excerpt field is probably unchecked
    – anu
    Mar 8, 2011 at 13:15

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