en WordPress.com Forums › Support <description> element in RSS feed Author Posts September 23, 2010 at 1:26 pm #522578 unboundintlMember In WordPress.com’s RSS feed, how is the <description> element for each <item> element generated? At one point, caption elements were showing up first in the description rather than the summary. The blog I need help with is blog.cfcausa.org. September 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm #522816 westiStaff The description element is autofilled with a short excerpt of the post content by default. You can override this auto-generated excerpt by defining an explict one. This guide shows you how to do that: http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/ Author Posts The topic ‘<description> element in RSS feed’ is closed to new replies.