Support » Plugin: Advanced Excerpt » Image Tags Not Being Stripped Out

  • Hi, This does not seem to be working any longer.

    I have many posts that start with an image and have used Advanced Excerpt to remove the image tags and generate a simple plain text excerpt from the content.

    However, when I look at the source of my custom post excerpts, I am still seeing the tag being preserved which is breaking my excerpt. I can see this in the source (where class=”details_infos” is the excerpt container):

    <div class="details_infos">
    <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7022" &hellip;<="" div="">

    Thank you for any assistance!

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  • This also happens on my site and I thought it may have to do with my img tag being inside of an anchor tag (which I had set that anchor tags were not to be stripped). Do you have the plugin set to strip out the div tag?

    Maybe it is a problem with nested tags. Just a thought.

    Thread Starter SweetPweb


    Hi @taxman10m,
    Thanks for the additional feedback. I tried that and allowed Divs and I am still getting the same results. I even tried allowing all tags except for images and same thing.

    It seems that everything goes haywire once the “src” is stripped out but the main problem is the tag is not being stripped which leads the content:

    Here is the source at the opening of the post:

    <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7022" src="" alt="Meow Wolf Refrigerator" srcset=" 500w, 300w, 100w, 150w" sizes="(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px" width="500" height="500">
    I took a seat in the living room to get a feel for where I was and where to begin, then glanced into the kitchen and saw a group of kids open the refrigerator door and walk on through.

    and here is the result after the stripping in the excerpt:
    <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-7022" &hellip;<="" div="">

    Thanks for any additional help.

    I figured it out. If your post has a featured image that is what isn’t getting stripped out.

    In my theme options there is this setting:

    Archives Settings
    Excerpt + Featured image
    Excerpt + Full width Featured image
    2 Columns

    This was set to Excerpt + Featured image. If I set it to Content then I no longer have the problem (but it creates a new problem where the theme’s stylish Read More button disappears).

    If the plugin could additionally be set to also strip out the featured image I guess that would be the best fix. In my case I think I need to edit the theme and remove the code so it displays only the excerpt and not the featured image.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by taxman10m.
    • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by taxman10m.
    Thread Starter SweetPweb


    Thanks @taxman10m,
    But my issue is different. I do have featured images set but the client has an image that starts each post which is what is getting partially populated in the excerpt. Primarily, I have a map plugin that pulls the post excerpt in it’s teasers. We had hundreds of posts so didn’t want to set the excerpts manually and that is why I used this plugin.

    However, this plugin is still not creating the custom excerpts as expected and leaving the html of the first image partially intact which is blowing out my teasers.

    Thanks and I hope the plugin author will weigh in to help get this issue fixed.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 10 months ago by SweetPweb.
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