I'm trying to address this issue that exists for awhile and I'm trying not to reinvent or modify the wheel too much. Here is the situation.
Here is the situation. You can do this too and I would like to submit this as an idea to add to Pagelines but I don't know if I'm the only one that would want this.
When you go into the control panel for Pagelines -> Site Options -> Blog and Posts, then scroll down to the "Post Excerpt or Summary Handling" section, you can disable these functions like "Posts/Blog Page excerpts.
When I do that on any install, it removes the hooks from processing and from remaining in the process/display of the page. Essentially, that removes any functions you throw in Functions.php that refer to excerpts such as before_excerpt and after_excerpt.
I think it would be great if those hooks were to remain functional even after disabling the function. That way you can continue to use the hooks without displaying an excerpt.
I understand there are other solutions, but perhaps its a feature that people can utilize and make development life easier by default.
What do you think?
ps... if this belongs somewhere else, let me know, or if you can, go ahead and move it.