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  • Resolved Colby Ross


    Hi, I’m looking for something I can add to the functions.php file to completely all excerpts from the homepage, archives, etc. All code I’ve tried previously have failed to work. I’d like to do this with the functions.php file rather than CSS or a plugin to avoid extra overhead. Thank you.

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic

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  • Hi

    use the below code paste it in the functions file

    function new_excerpt($more) {
    global $post;
    remove_filter(‘the_excerpt’, ‘new_excerpt’);
    return ”;

    Thank you
    Praveen Valmiki

    @colby-ross please check the Single quote before you use the code

    @colby-ross , you can try this function:

    function trim_excerpt($text)
    return '';
    add_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'trim_excerpt');;

    Note:If you are working with main/parent theme,first create child theme of parent theme and then modify functions.php

    Hope this helps you 🙂

    Suman W.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by sumanm.

    Hello colby-ross,

    Try this and let me know if this helped

    function custom_excerpt_length( $length ) {
    return 0;
    add_filter( ‘excerpt_length’, ‘custom_excerpt_length’, 999 );


    @vpraveen60 and @sumanm – thank you, but neither of the codes provided worked for me.


    Modify function code and set priority,

    function trim_excerpt($text)
    return '';
    add_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'trim_excerpt',40);
    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 2 days ago by sumanm.

    @sumanm Thanks for the code. Unfortunately, it only seems to get rid of the excerpt from the very first post as you can see. I’ve left the code in so you can take a look.

    I’ve managed to solve the problem. I realized that my theme has a hidden option to change the excerpt length. A conflict with the theme could have been causing the codes mentioned previously from working properly.

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