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Stefan Vitasovic
Stefan Vitasovic
13,443 Points

Wordpress: Еxclude front-page.php from Advanced Excerpts

Hi guys! I'm developing a WP theme and am looking to exclude the front-page.php from the Advanced Excerpts plugin. There are options on the settings page of the plugin to exclude home.php, archive etc. but couldn't find a way to exclude the front-page. I went into the code and there is an option to set an array of pages to exclude - by default there is 'singular' listed. I'm looking to add 'front-page' to that array but the plugin fails to catch my change. If I list another page i.e. home php. it works with no problem.

Sorry for the long one, thanks in advance.

1 Answer

Gareth Borcherds
Gareth Borcherds
9,372 Points

So I just took a quick glance at the main class that you are probably referencing here: https://github.com/deliciousbrains/wp-advanced-excerpt/blob/master/class/advanced-excerpt.php

It looks like the developer as added a filter that you can tap into to pass the page types to it.

apply_filters( 'advanced_excerpt_skip_page_types', $skip_page_types )

So you just need to implement a function to pass an array to this filter. It would be something like:

add_filter('advanced_excerpt_skip_page_types', 'my_function_name');
function my_function_name() {
return array('front-page');

That is the correct way to add custom templates to this plugin based on what I saw in this guys code. I'd also like to point out that this would probably go in your theme's function.php file or a custom plugin. Make sure you name the function something super unique as to not mess with other plugins.

Hope this helps.

Stefan Vitasovic
Stefan Vitasovic
13,443 Points

I managed to hardcode smth for the time being. But this seems to be a more elegant and overall a proper way. Cheers!