I use an excerpt in a custom posttype and I would like to add or modify the existing text at the bottom of excerpt editor. I have no ideas ! Can someone help me ? Thanks

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Try below code.

add_filter( 'gettext', 'excerpt_gettext', 10, 2 );
function excerpt_gettext( $translation, $original ) {
 $post_type = get_post_type( $_GET['post'] );
 if($post_type == 'your custom post type') {
   $text = strpos($original, 'Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme');
   if ($text !== false) {
     return  'My Custom Excerpt Discription';
 return $translation;

NOTE: Change "your custom post type" with your actual post type name

Hope this will helps you


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