I noticed that when using a manually entered excerpt, the “excerpt length” & “read more” features do not take effect. Is there any way to have these features still apply to the posts when excerpts are manually created?
I am running a site with multiple contributors who sometimes need to add their excerpt manually. I still want to have the excerpt length truncated to a defined character limit to make the posts listing look organized (regardless of how long the manual excerpt is).
Unfortunately there’s no real way to do this I don’t think, as it would making defining a manual excerpt or using the read more tag pointless. The point of those is to set a different excerpt than normal (using the defined word amount).
I know that it can’t be done with the more tag, but I’m not sure about the manual excerpt – are they adding their excerpt to the “Excerpt” metabox?