has_excerpt()WP 2.3.0

Whether the post has a custom excerpt.

For more information on this and similar theme functions, check out the Conditional Tags article in the Theme Developer Handbook.

No Hooks.

Return

true|false. True if the post has a custom excerpt, false otherwise.

Usage

has_excerpt( $post );
$post(int|WP_Post)
Post ID or WP_Post object.
Default: global $post

Examples

0

#1 Check if the post has a short description

When displaying posts in the loop, we check if the post has a short description, if it does, we display it, if not, we display the content:

if( has_excerpt() ){
	the_excerpt();
}
else {
	the_content();
}
0

#2 Test for presence of excerpt in a post.

// Get $post if you're inside a php function.
global $post;

if ( has_excerpt( $post->ID ) ) {
	// This post has excerpt.
} else {
	// This post has no excerpt.
}

Changelog

Since 2.3.0 Introduced.

has_excerpt() code WP 6.5.3

function has_excerpt( $post = 0 ) {
	$post = get_post( $post );
	return ( ! empty( $post->post_excerpt ) );
}