When I disable the Excerpts on the blog page, it also takes with it the "before_excerpt" and "after_excerpt" hooks. I've never created my own hook, not sure of what flaming hoops would be required.
Hooker does allow you to inject your own code into a hook. However, if you're trying to edit code, that's a completely different animal. You'd need to follow the customization guidelines at
. My answer was an effort to help you skip a few hoops in 'creating your own hook'.
In that, you're saying that going to Dashboard > PageLines > Blog And Posts and unchecking the box to display excerpts on the blog page also disables the pre and post excerpt hooks?
So, my question is... am I missing something and there is a hook before the excerpt or after the title and meta bar that I can throw some functions at which won't be disabled when I disable excerpts?
Hard to say, since we're not developers in this forum, for the most part. You seem to be looking for something that is outside the normal functionality of PageLines Framework, that needs a professional developer. Action Map should tell you what hooks there are, but I think you're presuming this is solved with a hook. I don't see that being the answer. Rather, I think this needs a customization of the postloop section, ported to Base Theme (see the Customization link above).
Like I said in the original post, that excerpt limiter has never worked for me for any .
Sorry, I didn't see this information anywhere in your original posting that setting the value to 0 would or did not work.
The action map plugin is great for finding the hooks, but I've not used Hooker. I thought it doesn't create new hooks, only the ones in place and makes it easy to inject code.
You seem to have a misunderstanding of hooks. The hook is always there. It's the function you add to the hook that changes. You do not create new hooks. You create new functions within the hook. I know, the terminology is confusing, as we always say to create a hook, but we're really saying to add a function to a hook. Sorry about that.
To clarify, using Action Map, finding the 'hook', Hooker lets you add the function to the hook so that you can modify or add to the functionality of the site.
You should also be aware that you can tell PageLines to not display the excerpts using CSS. Were you aware of that?