Benjamin Tee
asked 11 years ago

Dear Admin,
I would like to add a short subtitle just below the post title, look below. I upgraded to wordpress 3.8 and there is no more excerpt option. Please help show me how to add the subtitles so I provide a short summary of the post. Thanks!

5 Answers
answered 11 years ago

Hi Benjamin, 
To display the Excerpt you can log in to Dashboard > Posts > Add new > open the Screen Options in the top right then select the Excerpt.
See the screenshot:

Benjamin Tee
answered 11 years ago

Thanks Dominic! After adding the excerpt, it does not show up on the actual post view page. I would like the excerpt to be manually displayed right below the title. It seems I have to modify the template files to do that? Which file do I modify?

answered 11 years ago

Currently, the Excerpt in the DW Focus theme only display below the post title on the Categories and can’t display in the posts
See the screenshot: 
If you want to add the subtitle in posts you can use the WP Subtitle plugin.
Please find the plugin here:
Hope this helps!

Benjamin Tee
answered 11 years ago

I installed the WP subtitle plugin and couldn’t find where to insert it such that the subtitle shows up under the title. Which file do I need to edit and where do I insert it? 
Thanks so much!

answered 11 years ago

In order to easily add “subtitle” to the posts , you can use the Subtitle 360 plugin. Please follow our instruction below:
Step1: Please search the plugin here:
Step2: Upload the entire


folder to the


Step3: Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Step4: Now if you want to display the sub title in the posts. You can open the content-single.php file then add the following code to the line 23.

<?php if (function_exists('the_subtitle')){ the_subtitle(); }?>

See the screenshot:
Step5: Log in to Dashboard > theme > Customize > General Setting > Add the following code to the “Header Script”

.subtitle_head {
    font-size: 16px;
    font-weight: bold;
    padding: 0 0 4px;

Hope this helps !

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