For each post, I use the custom excerpt field to write a custom excerpt (180 characters max) for each of my posts, which I use as the meta description of my post for SEO.
When I show a list of my posts (archive pages, categories etc.) this excerpt is displayed as "teaser text" for each of my posts. The problem is that this text is too short, as it is written for meta description purposes.
Would it be possible to have a longer excerpt showing in category and index pages, yet keep my custom excerpt as a meta description of each post?
Btw, most of my posts have a specifically placed "read more" tag, which now is ignored as I have a custom excerpt.