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.