How to change the page/post summary or excerpt
The excerpt is the little text snippet that shows under post titles in a blog feed. See more information here.
It is usually auto generated by WordPress, but you can explicitly specify it yourself as well:
- Enter manually using the Excerpt field
- Specify using the <!--more-->
Use the "Excerpt" Field
In order to explicitly specify an excerpt for a post or a page, go to the page/post edit screen. Click on “Screen Options” in the top right.
It would open a ‘drawer’ like the following. Make sure “Excerpt” is checked.
Now scroll down to see the “Excerpt” field – it should be after the content editor. Whatever you enter in here will be shown on the home page and any place where the post/page excerpts are being displayed.
Here is a video showing how to set your own excerpts: