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Advanced Excerpt

Control the appearance of WordPress post excerpts

44 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Great plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

Easy to use and install. Awesome plugin!

One glaring flaw
By , for WP 4.1.1

I've been wanting to remove the unsupported Excerpt Reloaded plugin for a while and was keen to try this one. I applaud the authors! Hooking in to the the_except tag makes this very easy to use. The settings are clear and give a lot of flexibility.

The only thing is that if you set the length at which the excerpt will cut off at any given length, the "read more..." link will appear no matter how short the post is. You can have an excerpt length set at 100 words, and on a 10 word post there will be a "read more..." link that will only frustrate the reader.

Fortunately there's a fix I found on the forum: some code you can put into your functions.php file so that the plugin only creates an excerpt when the post is over your desired length. You can find the code on github.

I found numerous posts in the WordPress forums about this issue. I really wish the authors would address is. Presumably all they'd have to do is to incorporate the code above into the plugin itself.

Thank you
By , for WP 4.1.1

I'm using this plugin since quite a while and just want to say thank you. It works really good and saved me a lot of work yet.

Best auto excerpt without breaking your sentences
By , for WP 4.1.1

Finally I found this plugin. It's work perfectly with newest WP 4.1.1. Thanks.

Working Perfectly!
By , for WP 4.1

It has saved alot of my time since I don't have to check every php file. Thanks

Great plugin, with a little bug
By , for WP 4.1

This plugin is almost perfect and covers anything that might be done with an excerpt, with any flexibility as to formatting or length, complete sentences included. In the settings is an option to remove shortcuts from the excerpt display. Regrettably it does not seem to work anymore for each shortcode since the latest (WP and plugin) update. This will hopefully be fixed soon. :-)

Edit: Some shortcodes are in fact removed, but not jQuery slideshows.

Works every time
By ,

Simple and useful :)

Very Useful.
By ,

Very Useful for formatted excerpt in wordpress blog.

just used - auto did exactly what I wanted and more
By , for WP 4.0

I simply activated the plugin. I did not go to settings or even the posts. It did exactly what I wanted - I did nothing. I just wanted live links in the excerpts on the home page. I not only got that but the excerpt looks like my full post - layout, format, and images. Without the entire content. I did nothing. It looks great, my home page is much better - posts are inviting and legible. Not a mashed together mess of text. Fantastic.

I will be using this in all my sites. And as one of the plugins no site will be without. One of the first I will install.

Thank you so very much for a stellar plugin.

Suggestion : Options to not display images and videos. Each a separate option. I don't want videos or my huge images on the home page. Several of my posts are only one large, striking, image or video with text content.

- I want the viewer to visit the post.
- Takes up too much space on home page.
- My theme provides a thumbnail.
- I don't want videos on homepage.
(potential to slow load time and distracting from
other content.)

the best One
By , for WP 4.0

tested on many enviroment with zero bug!

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