Reply To: Using excerpt for content in search result

I tried that last week and it didn’t work. Just tried it again without luck. I thought it could have been the theme’s fault or something else but I checked the database and the post_excerpt data is really there. It just doesn’t show up in the results (in fact nothing shows up).

Also, if I want to change that file (search.php), is there a place I could put it in the child theme so it doesn’t get deleted when it’s updated?

Thank you very much.