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Hello. Help -- Why are excerpts not showing?

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Hello everyone.

I am trying to add categories and search to the top of my blog, but I am unable to add any blocks to my blog page for some reason, only more blog posts. Any tips on that would be great.

So, in my quest, I tried to make a custom page that includes an embedded blog via a summary block and a tag cloud above it showing just the categories instead. However, my summary block doesn't actually show the post content when I click the slider to show excerpt. All that does is show "read more -->".  Any tips for how to make this work or simply how to add navigation and search to my blog much appreciated. I've scoured the internet and it seems silly that this common task is quite difficult.

See image of example I was working on with missing blog text:


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The screenshot is the summary block settings. To get an excerpt to show in a summary block in 7.0 you go to the Post, copy a bit of the post to be your excerpt then go to post  Settings click the options tab, paste the text in the excerpt field at the bottom, and save. The summary block will pick it up then if the show excerpt toggle is on of course. Directions for 7.1 are the same except the excerpt field is under the content tab in the post settings. 

I have a lot of summary blocks on my website, using two blog pages and a category drop-down menu, made from a configured archive block tied to my second blog page.  It was a bit of time to set it up initially,  and it works very well. I also have a couple of drop-down menus on the nav bar that is linked to blog posts using categories as well. 

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