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Get Better Excerpt

The Get Better Excerpt plugin works almost identical to the built in get_the_excerpt() and the_excerpt() functions except it returns whole words inste

How do I display the results?

Insert the following code into your WordPress theme files:

General results

Without passing any parameters, the plugin will return ten results or fewer depending on how many posts you have.

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt();

Altering the before and after values

By default the plugin wraps your code in list item (<li>) tags but you can specify how to format the results using the following code:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('before=<p>&after=</p>');

Adding a Link

If you'd like to link to the post (remember it's not live yet) you can do so by calling:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('link=true');

How many words?

You can specify the number of words returned using the option:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('words=20');

Skip the excerpt?

If you would like to load the content directly, skipping the entered excerpt:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('skipexcerpt=true');

Include a trailing character?

By default the plugin includes a ... after the excerpt, you can remove it or change it by altering:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('trail= ...');

Return a whole sentence

If you would like to return whole sentences rather than words, you can control the number of sentences to return:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('sentence=1');

Echo vs. Return

Finally, if you'd like to copy the results into a variable you can return the results as follows:

thisismyurl_get_better_excerpt('show=false');

Requires: 3.2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.0
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Active Installs: 100+

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