WordPress Page Excerpt Widget

I have created a little WordPress plugin in the shape of a widget, which allows the user to display an excerpt of a page in a sidebar area of their choice. It in fact now is online in the WordPress Plugin repository: Page Excerpt Widget. Feel free to test and rate it!

I wrote this to replace a little theme hack I did for a client, where the front page was supposed to have an excerpt of a page on the front page, of course linking to the full page. Instead of keeping it that way and hard coding the page-id, I wanted something where the end user could change which page was supposed to be linked.

Right now you can:

  • Define the amount of characters to use as an excerpt
  • Select the page from all existing pages
  • Link the title of the page, to the page
  • Append a link to the page
  • Decide a custom label for the read more link
  • the possibility for multiple instances of the widget

future plans:

  • some internationalisation

Link to the github repository of the plugin, since I prefer git over svn: https://github.com/JonathanMH/page-excerpt-widget

Tagged with: #WordPress #PHP

Thank you for reading! If you have any comments, additions or questions, please tweet or toot them at me!