Those of you who have been with us awhile, will know that previously the blog list element would display the first few sentences of a blog post as the preview text within the widget.
We’ve heard your feedback, and are excited to share that SoCast now supports blog excerpts! An excerpt is optional text associated with a post, often used as the post summary.
“But Kat, how do I use it? Where do I find it?“
Easy! Once in your blog, scroll down to the bottom and find the ‘Excerpt’ box. Enter the text you would like to have displayed in the blog list widget.
Example of an excerpt in the blog list widget:
The excerpt will also be used for the preview text in social posts (e.g Facebook preview).
The excerpt box also controls what is displayed in Google, and other search engine results.
As a reminder, if the excerpt box is empty, SoCast automatically creates an excerpt using the first few sentences of the blog post.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to support, via the live chat or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kat & The SoCast Team