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How to display an icon only if the post in the loop has an excerpt

  • Hi there, so I have the following issue:

    – I have an SVG icon which I have created using the ‘Headline’ GenerateBlock on my website. This icon is part of a ‘query loop’
    – I only want this icon to display if the current post within the query loop has an excerpt field filled in.

    Please can you tell me how this would be possible?


  • Hi there,

    you could try something like this:

    1. add this PHP Snippet to your site:

    function remove_block_if_no_excerpt( $block_content, $block ) {
        if ( 
            !is_admin() && 
            ! empty( $block['attrs']['className'] ) && 
            strpos( $block['attrs']['className'], 'has-excerpt' ) !== false 
          ) {
            global $post;
            if ( empty( $post->post_excerpt ) ) {
                $block_content = '';
        return $block_content;
    add_filter( 'render_block', 'remove_block_if_no_excerpt', 10, 2 );

    2. Select the block you want to display IF there is an excerpt, and in block settings Advanced > Additional CSS Classes add: has-excerpt

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