I am using the static-site generator Jekyll to compile my website into a bunch of static files (the main benefit being a generally more secure and potentially quicker website due to a lack of server round-trips to a database).
I ran across several solutions for displaying a summary or excerpt of the post in the main blog page (if you’re using the basic Jekyll theme that comes standard, it’ll probably be your
Anyway, the solution I came up with is meant to allow me to control what part of the post I want to display as an excerpt. If I don’t choose a part of the post, that’s okay, it just displays a default excerpt.
If you didn’t know, Jekyll uses Liquid for its templating.
If I don’t add the comments in the post, the template with simply extract the content of the post, strip the HTML tags, and truncate it 20 words, followed by an ellipsis