Extending Bricks Elements

custom-excerpt-element-bricks

This Pro tutorial provides the steps to extend a Bricks element as a new element by duplicating and modifying it.

As of Bricks 1.6.1, there is no built-in control or option to specify that the HTML tags like p NOT get stripped in excerpts when using the Excerpt element.

We shall copy this element to the child theme as a Custom Excerpt element, add a "Keep HTML Tags" checkbox control, modify the output of render() such that if our custom checkbox is ticked, the HTML tags do not get removed.

Step 1

If the Bricks child theme is not active already, upload and activate it.

Copy/duplicate

/wp-content/themes/bricks/includes/elements/post-excerpt.php

as

/wp-content/themes/bricks-child/elements/custom-post-excerpt.php

Step 2

Edit the custom-post-excerpt.php file.

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