[resolved] How to syndicate only excerpts and not full posts (7 posts)

  1. WorldfootballX
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I think FeedWordpress is super great. One thing though I'd like to control is the length of posts syndicated. My site is Worldfootballextra.com, and I always have to manually check each syndicated post to:

    1) Add a "Continue Reading" link to link to the original source

    2) Most importantly, cut the length of the article to 2-3 paragraphs.

    For instance, I will try to syndicate posts from UltimateFIFA.com. This site's RSS Feed has only titles and excerpts: http://ultimatefifa.com/feed/

    But after the posts get syndicated, the full-version articles will appear on my site. This is not what I want. I am looking for a way to set how many words/characters/paragraph should show up on my site. I don't want the full length.

    It looks like there used to be a great add-on for this problem, but its download link is no longer working and it leads to a 404 Error Page: http://projects.radgeek.com/fwp-limit-size-of-posts/

    Could someone please look into this? That's all I'm asking from FeedWordpress, really...

    Thanks a lot in advance,


  2. dmsspb
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. WorldfootballX
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey thanks for this link... I see the codes, but where should I upload that fwp-limit-size-of-posts.php file, please?

    I'd like to know...

  4. jnnydnti
    Posted 3 years ago #

    World, you make a text file, save it as fwp-size-of-posts.php, and upload it as a plugin. Then activate it, and the additional functions will be in your WP-o-Matic backend.

    I have a question for anyone who might be able to answer . . . this add-on plugin works great, except for one thing. If I want to truncate at a certain length, it works. But if I want it to add the "read more" link after a certain length, and set the length (say, 3 sentences), I get the full post content instead, and no link to the original source.

    Anybody have an idea of why it isn't working?

  5. WorldfootballX
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Jnnydnti, there's this link on the plugin's official website: http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/wiki/how-do-i/

    I thought it might help you... It has a huge pile of solutions to common problems. Perhaps yours is explained.

    By the way, I'm finally using the length truncating method.


  6. jnnydnti
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, but no luck.

    The template-editing truncating worked, but the attribution won't. Nor will the attribution plugin.

  7. ice00
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There is a bug inside fwp-limit-size-of-posts.php (don't know if it is the one for jnnydnti problem)

    if (isset($global_rule['sentences'])) : $siteWide[] = $global_rule['words'].' sentences'; endif;

    must be

    if (isset($global_rule['sentences'])) : $siteWide[] = $global_rule['sentences'].' sentences'; endif;

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