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I have a template that pulls three posts query_posts() loop. Two of the posts and are truncated to 10 words like I have it set in a filter. The third decided to ignore the filter and is spitting out 33 words. I can't see a difference between the posts. Does anybody know why this would happen?

while (have_posts()) : the_post();
  $img = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'Featured Thumbnail', true);
                    ?>
  <div style="width:237px; float:left; margin-right:20px;" <?php post_class(); ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
  <div class="entry">
    <img style="margin-bottom:10px;" src="<?php echo $img; ?>"/><br />
    <div style="margin-bottom:5px;">
      <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title('<h3>', '</h3>'); ?></a></div>
      <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    </div>
  </div>
  <?php endwhile; ?>
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Does that post have an excerpt manually entered? the filter only works on excerpts when they're pulled from the post content.

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I've been trying to find the place to add excerpts for posts and I don't see it. –  Clutch Apr 22 '11 at 18:24
    
If the excerpt field isn't visible when editing a post, click the "Screen Options" tab in the upper right corner and check the Excerpt box. –  Milo Apr 22 '11 at 18:33
    
Had to fix my screen options drop down because of a bad plugin (Post Template). Now I see the excerpt. –  Clutch Apr 25 '11 at 16:02

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