Support » Plugin: FeedWordPress » How to syndicate only excerpts and not full posts

  • Resolved WorldfootballX



    I think FeedWordpress is super great. One thing though I’d like to control is the length of posts syndicated. My site is, 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 This site’s RSS Feed has only titles and excerpts:

    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:

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

    Thanks a lot in advance,

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  • 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…

    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?

    Hey Jnnydnti, there’s this link on the plugin’s official website:

    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.


    Thanks, but no luck.

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

    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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