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Change to wp_trim_excerpt()

  • I ported my blog from CityDesk, where I used excerpts with each article. But in WordPress 2.0, excerpts are indistinguishable from short articles. (Fake excerpts can be distinguished because the […] characters are appended.) So on an archive page, users don’t know whether they’re looking at a complete short article, or a manual excerpt if there’s no […].

    That’s why I had to modify wp_trim_excerpt like so:

    function wp_trim_excerpt($text) {
    global $post;
    if ( '' == $text ) {
    ... (same)
    }
    else
    $text = $text . ' [...]';
    return $text;
    }

    There may be others who migrate to WordPress who find themselves in similar shoes, wishing their excerpts wouldn’t look exactly like short articles.

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