The short version: From what I can see the email and the LYRA post template need to work the same way and presently they do not. One includes the excerpt above the content and the other does not.
The longer version
The excerpt for me is a ‘lead in’ to a story.
For example. Go to the BBC News website. You’ll see a short excerpt / summary of the story. When you click in, you will not see that same text again.
So for me, an excerpt is a small summary of the story.
Right now, if you put an excerpt it gets shown at the top of the post on the website using your Lyra theme. As I would expect.
As a result, I do NOT put the same excerpt copy in again to the body of the story otherwise the page shows the same content repeated above and below the featured image.
However, when you send an email. The excerpt is used for the ‘preview’ text but is not shown in the body, so now I am missing that content all together.
Right now based on the Lyra theme and the functionality I have 2 options
- Write a post, copy the first part into the excerpt, end up with it duplicated on the page, but included once in the email
- Write a post, write a different ‘into’ in the excerpt. Have the webpage post read well but the email now missing part of the content