Great plugin, it's very useful. We are having a strange issue today though. We are trying to pull specific posts by id into different posts using shortcode such as this:
[display-posts id="2275" image_size="thumbnail" include_excerpt="true"]
Which works fine, but on a few of the posts do not have an excerpt, they are automatically generating the first text of the post content followed by [...] - this is undesirable for our uses. Perhaps if we controlled the excerpt length, but it is too long and looks odd with the image sizes when too long. And the odd thing, using the same shortcode on a different post with a separate post which also has no excerpt, it is not showing any text at all and is blank. But the code is identical save the post ids.
Any ideas what might be happening? And at the very least can you tell me how to control the length of the text characters shown? Thanks!