I'm pretty new to WP, so please forgive any stupid questions and/or coding!
I'm using the following code in my index.php file to include content from another page:
<div id="tm-container"> <?php $page = get_page_by_title('Today\'s Menu'); $content = apply_filters('the_content', $page->post_content); echo $content.'<a href="'.get_permalink($post->ID).'">more>...</a>';; ?> </div>
It's working fine, but I'd like to truncate the content to say, 100 chars and include 'read more' at the bottom. I've tried using excerpt rather than content, but I need the html tags/formatting to be included.
I also can't use the quicktag
<--!more--> on the 'Today's Menu' page as the site is going to be updated by various people who may not regularly use the internet and so are unlikely to be familiar with WP and its workings.
Specific assistance would be much appreciated as I'm quite new to WP!