How to Add a Summary to Your Content

Adding a Summary to Your Content

All types of content available on this site have the option to create a custom summary that displays with the content at certain times. 

If this summary field is left blank, the site is designed to automatically pull the first sentence or paragraph from the body field of content you add to provide a summary for pages where it is featured but not fully displayed. As a result, the system may provide an extremely long, extremely short, or incomplete piece of information to summarize your content. To avoid leaving this to chance, we recommend you add a summary manually. 

For that reason, we encourage you to use the "edit summary" link above the "Body" field (image below) to create your own custom summary.

Add a Summary

To add a summary, scroll down to the "Body" field and click the link “Edit Summary” (image below) and a field will appear. You can type or paste the content you’d like to include there. Please note that formatting should be set to paragraph format “normal” in the drop down. It should not include bold, italic, or other special formatting. A good rule of thumb here is 1-2 sentences, and this content can almost always be pulled directly from the original content itself.

A maximum of 1 to 2 sentences is recommended.