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).


if you already tried to add it at Screen Options in Upper Right Corner (in older versions)... try it:

Add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file or a site-specific plugin:

add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' );

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