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How do I excerpt an excerpt ? (6 posts)

  1. freshfacednewbie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi,
    see http://thenowcorporation.com
    As you can see there are 2 excerpts on the page. I'd like to shorten the excerpts.
    How do I excerpt an excerpt ? Any ideas?
    thanks

  2. silencematters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey Fresh

    i dont really see what you mean by 2 excerpts. Are you talking about the 'Recently' section?

  3. silencematters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your question comes at a good time. I have been trying to get the same thing to happen, and have gone through so many different means to make it work. Still havent found the means that I like just yet.
    take a look - silencematters.com/growing

    I am using the-excerpt-reloaded along with a multiple loop. So on the second loop, I am calling a file called post2.php that has the the-excerpt-reloaded tag in place of the content.
    To me, this seems far too bulky and heavy of a process. I know that it can be done easier.

  4. silencematters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Take a look at this.
    Chris J Davis has always been good at finding light and clean ways of handling requests to the DB. This post here looks awesome - Rolling your own excerpts. Sounds great, but good luck getting it to work. It was over my head. I have picked that thing apart so many times, and cant get it functioning.
    So I am still looking..

    It would be really nice if this were in a plugin. Maybe one day soon, I will learn how to write plugins.

    Let me know if this helps ny at all, or if you have any better answers.
    -jeremy

  5. freshfacednewbie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks ill check it out

  6. silencematters
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Did you get anywhere with that? I am still looking myself. I think it would help if we combined our efforts, or atleast discussed this more.

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