Anyone used Excerpts in Gutenberg?
Not sure if it is because of the new editor or if it is part of my theme with the new editor but I have been playing around with the featured image so that I could get a better format on my home page. I added a thumbnail image but found that the wording which came up in the intro did not always look good as it ran headings and words together as it took in the first bit of content on the post.
I noticed an excerpts bar underneath the featured image bar, in the document section of Gutenberg, and dedicided to give it a go. I looked at previous training and it involved changing settings and adding code. However, I have discovered that this is no longer required.
You can add your own words in this excerpts bar and use it to entice people who find your home page to read the blog itself. A bit like the Meta Description in the SERP.
The blog post title when clicked goes to the full post but there is no ...read more.. and the image does not go to the post.
No doubt anyone who knows html could tell me how I can do this and I would be interested to know. In the meantime I have written, "click on the blog post title and find out " or words to that effect telling people what to do. (I'm a bossy boots).
Thought I would pass this on as there is no updated training on this that I could find.