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Reducing the length of intros to posts (4 posts)

  1. staceyk18
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am customising a magazine style theme for WordPress, which displays the first 55 words for the post on the homepage.

    How do I reduce the wordcount of this to display a shorter amount of content in this area?

    Thanks!
    Stace

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    With an excerpt plugin (see extend section) you can often set the number of words yourself. I think it can also be done in some WP file, but I don't know which one.

  3. ericjeckert
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you can change it manually in wp-includes, formatting.php on line 853.

    http://itscalledwebdesign.com/2008/10/06/change-excerpt-length-in-wp/

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you use a plugin like http://guff.szub.net/2005/02/26/the_excerpt-reloaded/ you don't need to change core files.

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