Edit Summary on Content Items

Overview of the "Edit Summary" option

On many content types on the Open Berkeley platform, there is an "Edit Summary" option just above the standard "Body" field. The "Edit Summary" option is helpful for showing the "teaser" (summary) text on the following features:

This option is collapsed by default, and can be expanded by clicking the "Edit summary" link.

The "Edit summary" option isn't available on Landing pages, and the field is a plain text field (no editing toolbar). 

When to Edit the Summary

If you are using the News feature, various listings widgets, and the Portfolio feature, these features will create an automatic teaser when showing a listing of your site content. If you would like to override the automatically-generated teaser text (e.g., if you'd like a consistent display of content on a listing widget), use the "Edit summary" option to do so. 

How to Edit the Summary

On Content pages, News items, FAQ items, etc., there is an "Edit Summary" link just above the "Body" field. Click the link to expand the editing field.

Then, type in your desired summary. This is normally a short summary, i.e., no more than one or two sentences. 

When you update the summary of a content item, you should see any feature that references that content item (such as the News Archive page, or a Listing widget) update accordingly. There may be a delay due to website caching