How do I register a shortcode to add the manual post excerpt anywhere within the same post? Does this shortcode already exist in WP?


  • If we want to run this code with the program (Code Snippets), how do we do this?
    – user233657
    Commented Jul 3, 2023 at 15:45
  • @user233657 you shouldn't post questions in the solutions box to other users questions. Code snippets support can help you, but 3rd party plugin questions are offtopic here
    – Tom J Nowell
    Commented Jul 3, 2023 at 17:02

1 Answer 1


Just add this to your child theme's functions.php file:

add_shortcode( 'output_post_excerpt', 'get_the_excerpt' );

Then use [output_post_excerpt]

  • That was quick and easy. Thanks a lot!
    – auntie
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 17:26
  • Hello. Can this be used with "latest posts" also? Commented Sep 22, 2021 at 15:20

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