Excerpts and 'Continue Reading' in Podcast Feed

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    Hi there,

    After switching to Tortuga, our WordPress podcast feed changed so that each entry now begins with the excerpt followed by the words ‘Continue Reading.’ After that, the post content is included in full. I have reviewed WP support and they say that the theme is handling this.

    We would like either the excerpt OR the post content to be displayed in the entries in the feed (preferably the excerpt), not both at the same time. And we would like to REMOVE the words ‘Continue Reading’ from every entry the feed.

    Searching your support forum, I found someone with the same problem (they solved it with a plugin). You provided a code snippet to remove the Continue Reading button from posts, but that does not have any effect on feeds, because we are using that code snippet already.

    Thank you in advance for your help fixing our feed!

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    Theme Author

    Hi there,

    Thanks so much for using Tortuga.

    The RSS feeds are generated by WordPress Core. You can configure if it shows the excerpt or full posts on https://thedaytonight.com/wp-admin/options-reading.php

    The theme does change the excerpt with filters in order to adjust the Read More text and the word limit of excerpts. That reflects in RSS feeds as well, but the theme does not really control how feeds are generated. You can use the Advanced Excerpt plugin to change the theme’s defaults: https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-excerpt/

    Other than that, RSS feeds are outside of the scope of the theme and not controlled by the theme.


    Original poster

    Ah ha! I think that I may have confused WP support because my initial issue was about the superfluous Excerpt and “Continue Reading” being added when “Full Post” was selected.

    When I switched to summary only, it removed the rest of the post and left me with the Excerpt and a functional Continue Reading link (and I was able to remove the link with the plugin you linked).

    Thank you for your help!

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