I’m not a huge fan of Perch, but I’ve used it for one client. Getting the excerpt for a blog post isn’t straight-forward. Here’s a way to do it using the API.
$api = new PerchAPI(1.0, 'perch_blog'); $posts = new PerchBlog_Posts($api); $post_object = $posts->find_by_slug($blog_slug); $excerpt = $post_object->excerpt(); // $excerpt is an array with 'raw' and formatted versions. // e.g. do something with $excerpt['raw']
Hope it saves you some digging.