I've created some page templates based off the out-of-the-box page templates and work perfectly - news posts using these templates are fine.
The issue is when viewing the news posts in the News Webpart. It will show the image, but won't display the text/body of the post when using a custom page template. It does when I'm using the out-of-the-box templates, but not when using my custom templates (Page saved as Template).
Any thoughts/help would be much appreciated.
See News Webpart below. Note that both news posts contain the same text in the body, but only one of them shows the text/body in the News Webpart. Also, there is a single Text webpart in each template.
That text snippet comes from the Description box on the Page Details page (which is also used for the snippet in search results). It appears that when a page is created from a built-in template (or from no template), then SP fills in the Description with the first NN characters of the page's text. But if a custom template is used, then this does not happen, resulting in a blank Description, hence no News web part or search results text snippet.
I just ran into this with a site I'm building and creating a set of templates for, and was searching to see if this is a known behavior. It's not that hard to work around, now that I understand what's happening. But it sure is odd.