FD248 – Daily Prompt | Places… Post Excerpts & Life Excerpts…Anywhere but Here!

Post Excerpts
I would love to be eating fresh fruit from Thailand.

I have been on the hunt to make a change to the landing/home page.  I wanted it to have post excerpts of each post and not show the whole post.  I also wanted it to show an image as well.  I love posting pictures on LizForADay.  I also love going to blogs that post lots of personal pictures.  It simply adds fantastic personality.

I ran across the code that promised to give me what I desired in a home page.  Yeah Post Excerpts! :) I know it does not take much to make me happy.  Unfortunately I didn’t write down the site that I got the code from.  I always like to give credit, where credit is due.  I’m afraid I have failed this time….BUT I did want to pass that code on if anyone wants to do the same.

All you need to do is to put the post excerpts code in the functions.php of your theme and voila you’re done.  The code will be at the very end of the post if you want it.

Post Excerpts
I would love to be with my kids on a beach somewhere.

OK I guess you’re asking yourself, what the heck do your pictures have to do with updating your home page.  EXCERPTS silly!  :)  I am having flash back of places I would love to be instead of here.  So I decided to post some excerpts from some fantastic places that I have been.

Post Excerpts
Yoga’s Mom in Bali. I love meeting great people.

By the way I gave the lady in the picture the sarong and she commence to wearing it everyday.  She was so sweet.  Sometimes going places is all about the people you meet.

Post Excerpts
My daughter & I driving a boat.

Sometimes it is about the things you get to do.  I was very happy.  It was 9 am, I was in Mexico, on my families very first vacation and I already had about 3 Mexican beers.  Can you say that is definitely a place that I would love to be?

Post Excerpts
Me in Venice at San Paulo Square. I would love to be riding on a gondola right now.

I’ve been blessed enough to have gone to some fantastic places and taken some incredible pictures.  When I look at the pictures I feel like I am back in those places.  I love sharing those moments.  You would kill me if I posted every picture I took.

Post Excerpts
Yeap that is me and a Shark. I think the shark was drugged.

You know I would love to be somewhere else doing crazy things.  And nope I’m not that crazy…ok maybe a little.  I wish I as an adrenaline junkie, but I’m not really.  I do however love to sightsee.  That is my favorite thing to do when I go somewhere.

Post Excerpts
I would love to be speculating over the ruins.

Looking back at the past always makes me contemplate about my modern life.  I just feel so  blessed when I go to places like that.  Oh I was in Athens in the above picture.  I was also loving day dreaming about what it must of been like during the days when this old city was thriving.

Post Excerpts
I would love to be at Victoria falls checking out the sites.

There is something majestic about natural wonders.  I was loving life on my grand vacation to Victoria Falls in Africa.  Not many Americans get to see this site.  I feel so houdy toudy sometimes.  :)

Post Excerpts
I would love to be on the beach during the sunset.

Yeap that’s me on the beach at Boracay Island in the Philippines.  Who wouldn’t want to see a site like that.  I didn’t know God made the sky so many different beautiful colors.  I did not Photoshop the photo, I promise. :)

Post Excerpts
I would love to be viewing the amazing country side of Cape Town from the top of Table Top Mountain in South Africa.

Believe it or not the pictures go on and on, but I will spare you from my crazy world of picture taking.

The point of this post……and there is always a point…..is , well, there is no point.  :)  I just wanted to share a way for you to incorporate excerpts in your blog and give you a view of some memorable excerpts from my life.  I hope you enjoyed.

I’m sure you will agree that the life excerpts are much more interesting than the post excerpts.

Your Blessed & Sharing Lizzy :)

Post Excerpts & Life Excerpts questions:

 What is a favorite excerpt you would like to share?

Are you a crazy picture taker like me?

TV Show for tonight Star Trek Voyager [otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-13]

Oh almost forgot, this post was inspired by http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/daily-prompt-places/

You can see some other post inspired by The Daily Post.

  1. places – BUBONICBOON
  2. Daily Prompt: Places ~ Napa Valley & Wine Country | I Am an Afterschool Special
  3. Daily Prompt: Places Tranquility | Lines by Linda
  4. A Convergence of Energies | Miss Pelican’s Perch
  5. The Isolated College Town | Liquid Matthew’s Development Blog
  6. DAILY PROMPT: BORACAY | aapatawaran
  7. Daily prompt – Places | Joe’s Musings
  8. Daily Prompt: Places « Mama Bear Musings
  9. None.. | ayimas
  10. Peace & Love on the Streets of San Francisco | Through the Peacock’s Eyes
  11. DP: Places | Life of Me and Mine


function my_excerpts($content = false) {
        // If is the home page, an archive, or search results
	if(is_front_page() || is_archive() || is_search()) :
		global $post;
		$content = $post->post_excerpt;

	// If an excerpt is set in the Optional Excerpt box
		if($content) :
			$content = apply_filters('the_excerpt', $content);

	// If no excerpt is set
		else :
			$content = $post->post_content;
			$excerpt_length = 55;
			$words = explode(' ', $content, $excerpt_length + 1);
			if(count($words) > $excerpt_length) :
				array_push($words, '...');
				$content = implode(' ', $words);
			$content = '

‘ . $content . ‘



// Make sure to return the content
	return $content;


add_filter('the_content', 'my_excerpts');


  1. says

    I’ve been thinking of you of late. Hope all is well. I’ve been under a lot of pressure but managing . Wishing you well…

    • says

      Hi Liz, that is very sweet. All is well with me. Thank you so much for asking. I know how it is with pressure. I hope you find a way to clear your mind so that pressure will go away. :) I will send some positive energy your way. :)

  2. says

    Liz, I’m sorry I’ve disappeared on you for so long :-(.

    Ok – 1. I love seeing the pic of your daughter – what a stunner!
    2. I love how open you are with all the blog stuff. It’s really helpful to people, and interesting…and it looks cool!

    • says

      Thanks Kate. Your words mean a lot to me. Yes my crazy daughter is beautiful and did I say crazy. I love my kids. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! :)

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