How to Access the Manual Excerpt Field for a WordPress Post
In this article, we will show you how to enable and access the Excerpt Field inside of the post editor. This will allow you to set your own excerpt for themes that support it.
1) Open a post using the editor
2) Click the Screen Options tab located at the top of the page
3) Click the checkbox for the Excerpt Option
That’s it! You now have access to the Excerpt field directly from within the post editor.