Fixing Missing Excerpts Box, Post Tags Box and Custom Field Box in WordPress

WordPressI have been bugged with some questions lately. Questions like:

  • I upgraded WordPress to the latest version and now my Excerpts Box is missing.
  • Post Tags have been removed from latests WordPress versions?
  • I cannot find where to add custom fields, can you help?

I checked my WordPress installation and found everything in place and that bothered me at first. Then I looked into one of their installations and found the solution really simple.

Go to your Post Editor and Look for a drop down deck called Screen Options (towards right top corner). Check the following images.

Screen Options in WordPress

Click that and the following Deck will open up. You can Hide or Un-hide the widgets you like using the check-boxes up there.

When the Deck is Open

That settles everything. Peace!

Hello, I am Arun Basil Lal. Thank you for reading!

I am a WordPress product developer and creator of Image Attributes Pro. I am passionate about solving problems and travelling the world.

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  1. ravi says:

    i tried latest version of wordpress but it is running good… you should upload it again

  2. SEO says:

    There is nothing wrong with the Latest Version of the WordPress. I am using the 3.2 Version which has fixed many issues and its quite fast to use too. May be re-installing it again can fix your issues

  3. Naser@Blogging Tips says:

    I also updated to newest version but no errors crept in for me.

  4. Carl Reid says:

    thanks for the help Arun… I was wondering what happened to excerpts and discussion boxes myself. I thought there was some kind of error during the upgrade…

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