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Character Count Excerpt


By default, WordPress trims excerpts by word count (55 words by default). This plug-in allows you to trim by a maximum
character count instead. All of the usual filters apply; developers can also modify the character count using a new
character_count_excerpt_length filter. Non-developers can now easily change the excerpt length using a new option on
the Reading settings pages.

The default character length is 300.


  1. Install easily with the WordPress plugin control panel or manually download the plugin and upload the extracted
    folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

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