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What's the difference between the 'Summary' and 'Introduction' box?

I am creating a guide. What are the differences between the ‘Summary’ box and the ‘Introduction’ box?

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Imagine that you are being forced to sum up your how-to in no more than a couple lines of text. That's what the Summary field is for! What you type here will show up as a blurb in search results, so don't write a novel.

Example Summary: Constructing your own suit of chain mail armor from ordinary household objects.


Feel free to provide a basic outline of your guide in the Introduction. Advice, anecdotes, and important safety protocols all belong here. The introduction may be as brief or as lengthy as you wish.

I highly encourage the use of Video Embeds in the Introduction area as well!

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Introduction appears to be limited to 3000 characters. I am trying to embed links to various steps, but reach the character limit too quickly. Any way around this?


Hi Michael,

Thanks for reaching out! We now have the option to up the introduction character limit. I've upped yours on your site and you should see this reflected immediately. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!


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