Change Excerpt Length

Description

Adds an Excerpt Length field setting to the Reading Settings section. This value is used to specify the number of words that you would like to appear in the the_excerpt().

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Installation

  1. Unzip the change-excerpt-length.zip file.
  2. Upload the change-excerpt-length folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to the Reading Settings section and specify the length of the excerpt.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Unzip the change-excerpt-length.zip file.
  2. Upload the change-excerpt-length folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Go to the Reading Settings section and specify the length of the excerpt.
Why did you create this plugin?

Until now, there were 3 ways to change the word length of the excerpt, by either modifying a core file (formatting.php), or replacing the wp_trim_excerpt filter in your theme’s functions.php code, or by using a different plugin (requiring you to edit your theme/templates).

This plugin simply adds a new field setting to the Reading section called Excerpt Length. The value you set limits the number of words displayed when the_excerpt() is called by your theme.

Does it work for WordPress version x.x.x?

This plugin only works in WordPress 2.7 and above. This is due to new API calls that were made available in version 2.7. It will not work in earlier version of WordPress (2.6 and below).

Does this plugin change the formatting of the_excerpt?

No, this plugin has one sole purpose, that is to enable you to change the word length of the excerpt.

Contributors & Developers

“Change Excerpt Length” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors