Child page Excerpt not working

  • skishopmatt


    Hi there. What a wonderful theme. Thank you so much. I have a question about child pages and excerpts. Currently my child pages are displaying in the parent page as desired, but the excerpt function is not working. I am getting only a duplication of the content on the parent page. if I fill out an excerpt on the parent page, that shows for every child now.

    Any idea on how to get the correct excerpts to display?

    BTW, I had to activate excerpt in the functions.php as it was enabled on Pages. Using WordPress 3.2.1.

    Here is an example of the issue:


    Syahir Hakim


    Try replacing the theme’s loop-children.php file with the updated one here and let me know if that fixes it:

    Also, instead of directly editing the theme’s functions.php file to enable excerpts for pages, try using a plugin instead, or do it in your child theme’s functions.php file. That’s to ensure you won’t have to do it again everytime you update the theme.



    Worked PERFECTLY!!! Thanks so much!



    I think I’m having the same issue. On this page, I would like to write something different under the actor’s name, than what is on his page:

    I don’t like the string of unformatted websites that shows up now.

    I’ve tried creating a functions.php file in my child theme folder to enable excerpts for pages, but whatever I type in there shows up unformatted at the top of my page, even on my dashboard page.



    Figured out what I was doing wrong on the functions.php file.

    I wasn’t opening and closing the .php with:



    Still trying to figure out how to get the excerpt to show up where I want it. I’ll look around some more…


    Syahir Hakim


    You can use Manual Excerpt. In the edit page screen, click on the Screen Options at the top right of the screen, and tick on Excerpt. There should then be a manual excerpt box added near the bottom of the screen.



    I’ve gotten that far. But the excerpt doesn’t show up on the parent page. I’m wondering if a plugin is messing with it. I have “WP No Category Base” activated. I tried deactivating it, but it messes up all my links.

    I’ve played around with all the Excerpts Display Options in the Graphene Theme Options. Right now I just have ticked “Show full content in archive pages”.

    I did figure out the “Retain these HTML tags in excerpts”, and that formatted the info from the child page for me. So, everything looks nice now, and I’m happy with that.

    Still curious why the Manual Excerpt isn’t showing up though.

    Thanks for the awesome theme, Syahir! And for the awesome support!


    Syahir Hakim


    Try replacing the content of the theme’s loop-children.php file with this one here:

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