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Advanced Excerpt

Control the appearance of WordPress post excerpts

This plugin adds several improvements to WordPress' default way of creating excerpts.

  1. Keeps HTML markup in the excerpt (and you get to choose which tags are included)
  2. Trims the excerpt to a given length using either character count or word count
  3. Only the 'real' text is counted (HTML is ignored but kept)
  4. Customizes the excerpt length and the ellipsis character that are used
  5. Completes the last word or sentence in an excerpt (no weird cuts)
  6. Adds a read-more link to the text
  7. Ignores custom excerpts and use the generated one instead
  8. Theme developers can use the_advanced_excerpt() for even more control (see the FAQ)

Most of the above features are optional and/or can be customized by the user or theme developer.

Interested in contributing to Advanced Excerpt? Please visit https://github.com/deliciousbrains/wp-advanced-excerpt

See our wiki for additional documentation.

Banner image credit - chillihead

Original plugin author - basvd

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-6-10
Downloads: 286,178

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