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I have a php function that should print last three posts with title and excerpt.

For the first post printed there is no excerpt.

Here is the code:

  $posts = wp_get_recent_posts( array('numberposts' => 3, 'post_status' => 'publish')  );
  foreach ($posts as $post)
  {
    setup_postdata($post);
    echo "<h2 style='font-size:18px'>".$post['post_title']."</h2>";
    if($post['post_excerpt']) 
         echo $post['post_excerpt']." <a href='".get_permalink($post['ID'])."'     style='font-size: 17px;'><b>Continue...</b></a>";
    else echo 'no excerpt';
    echo "<br><br />";
  }

I want to show the excerpt for the first post printed too (the last posted one). What is wrong in my code? Why it's not working for the first post printed?

  • Does "no excerpt" get output? – anu Oct 11 '12 at 21:47
  • make sure that the first/latest post has a custom-written excerpt. – Michael Oct 11 '12 at 22:19
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Excerpt is stored in database and available in post object only if it was added manually in post editor. Do not access such properties directly, use template tags instead - get_the_excerpt() in this case.

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