How to add image to an excerpt

I was recent­ly asked how one might place an image in  a Word­Press excerpt.   An excerpt being the ini­tial text that is shown on the front page of a Word­pres blog.   Not the whole arti­cle.   After doing a tad bit of dig­ging and think­ing I would be edit­ing the Word­Press theme direct­ly. Instead,  It appears that there is a plu­g­in that may do the trick.  It is called “Get the Image”.  It has great rat­ings it seems.    I have installed and acti­vat­ed it.  Looks like I may need to review some doc­u­men­ta­tion.

Review­ing this post sev­er­al months lat­er (09–04-2012), it appears that the plu­g­in amy have worked. My Word­Press dash­board now dis­plays a nice lit­tle sec­tion below the post area labeled “Excerpt”. I can plu­g­in an image, and a tad bit of text and it is dis­played in place of the typ­i­cal snip­pet of text for a post.

About the author

Dwayne Casey I’ve start­ed design­ing web­sites while at Uni­ver­si­ty of Hous­ton dur­ing my first Pho­to­shop 3.1 expe­ri­ence in 1996 on a Mac­in­tosh com­put­er. I built my own com­put­ers (Win­dows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been dig­i­tal­ly involved ever since. I am both Win­dows and PC lit­er­ate but grav­i­tate toward OSX. I’ve grad­u­al­ly got­ten back to my roots as a tac­tile artist / design­er by work­ing more with tra­di­tion­al medi­ums like draw­ing, paint­ing, and mixed media.

I've started designing websites while at University of Houston during my first Photoshop 3.1 experience in 1996 on a Macintosh computer. I built my own computers (Windows PCs) with the help of a friend and have been digitally involved ever since. I am both Windows and PC literate but gravitate toward OSX. I've gradually gotten back to my roots as a tactile artist / designer by working more with traditional mediums like drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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