I am using a grid page and have child pages linked to it. However, under each featured image of the child page is a chunk of text imported from the child page. I would like to reduce this text without having to adjust the child page – is this possible?
Each item in a grid page (that is a page with the grid page template assigned to it) on the Dara theme will display, by default, an excerpt drawn from the corresponding child page. In each case the excerpt will consist, by default, of the first 55 words in the page content.
However, you may replace that with a custom excerpt. See the Creating excerpts section of the Excerpts support page for instructions on doing that. When you create and save a custom excerpt, it will display instead of the automatically generated excerpt.