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Why does running get_the_excerpt() when generating JSON file take 28 seconds vs. 599 milliseconds without it?

I am using the following code to generate a JSON feed. I need to extract the excerpt from posts, but when I run get_the_excerpt() it takes 28 seconds (yes SECONDS!) to run on my local server versus ...
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Limit the Excerpt field in WP-Admin in words

Is it possible to limit the Excerpt field on the post page in words? Note that I am aware that it's possible to echo the excerpt and limit it in words, but I want the field itself to limit the amount ...
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The_excerpt() doesn't parse <!--more--> - how to change that?

I'm using the_excerpt(); in blog.php file (post listing page) and it doesn't recognize <!--more--> if "Excerpt" field is empty and it grabs the beginning of the content as excerpt. This issue ...
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Adding Meta Tags to a Post using its Tags, Excerpt and content

I run a multiple author platform where I have added conditions that force authors to add tags to their post. To improve SEO, I would like to add Meta Tags to the posts. Ideally, with a light solution ...
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How to disable automatic excerpt generation *in admin*?

I'm adding a custom column named Excerpt with Codepress Admin Columns, and would like to know specifically when the Excerpt has not been filled out. Instead WordPress shows post content automatically, ...
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Copy SEO Meta Desc “Custom Field” to Excerpt field?

I'd really like to take all of my old posts, and automatically use the meta descriptions we have written – currently done for each post using All In One SEO Pack – and copy them to also be our post ...
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How can i limit the character length in excerpt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: excerpt in characters I have a question after reading this post (http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/16070/how-to-highlight-search-terms-without-plugin). I like ...
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Give “Read More” precedence over excerpt() word count

By default, the_excerpt() displays the content before the <!--more-->, trimming it at ~50 words. Is there any way to prevent this trimming functionality when the <!--more--> is present, ...
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Excerpt Word Count

The code below from WPSnipps provides an excerpt character counter, but I'd like to count words instead. Does anybody have an idea of how to do this? // Excerpt character count function ...
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Stripping shortcode from custom excerpt function

I'm using the following function to create a custom excerpt for my homepage and categories pages so I can do it by character count and have a custom "read more". However, I have captions shortcode ...
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Trying to edit archive.php to only show post extract, with featured image

I am using two themes (full and desktop), so I am trying to get them to behave in the similarly. The archive.php for the mobile theme is doing what I want, which is to just show the title and post ...
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excerpt in characters

I have code in functions.php: function string_limit_words($string, $word_limit) { $words = explode(' ', $string, ($word_limit + 1)); if(count($words) > $word_limit) array_pop($words); ...
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wp trim function not working

Ok i have this code currently. <?php query_posts('category_name=widgets2'); echo "<div id='widgets-wrapper2'><div id='marginwidgets' style='overflow: auto; max- width: 100%; height: ...
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How do I modify this page template to show subpage excerpts (not post excerpts)?

I have made a page template which shows linked subpages using this bit of code: <?php $mypages = get_pages( array( 'child_of' => $post->ID, 'sort_column' => 'menu_order', 'sort_or ...
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limit the words in the post content and add read more link

As you can see into the code, the routine is to display the post which has an id of 266. Now all I want is to limit the words displayed in the post content of that post. Let's say, I want to limit the ...
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How to get the unfiltered excerpt, without […] or auto-excerpting

The standard way of getting an excerpt is to use the_excerpt() or get_the_excerpt() template tags. I am trying to get just the actual content of the Excerpt field. If there is an excerpt, I want to ...
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Excerpt not alway available

I have a php function that should print last three posts with title and excerpt. For the first post printed there is no excerpt. Here is the code: $posts = wp_get_recent_posts( ...
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How to display only an excerpt of the content with custom post types?

<?php /* Template Name: second */ ?> <?php get_header(); ?> <?php query_posts(array('post_type'=>'event')); ?> <?php if(have_posts()) while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ...
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get_the_excerpt() not returning anything when post has no excerpt

When trying to call get_the_excerpt() the page does not return anything on posts that have no excerpt. I thought WordPress usually 'fake' it and create one using the first x characters from ...
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Show excerpts of posts on P2 Home page

I am looking to show the latest posts on my site home page, which is using P2 theme. I want them to be shown in excerpts. I have found the following code on a site, it said its in the entry.php file. ...
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Add excerpt and post thumbnail to Buddypress blog directory page [closed]

I wonder if anyone can help me, I am trying to display excerpt and thumbnail for the posts shown in the buddypress blog directory page. By default only avatar thumb and title link to the posts are ...
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Modify 'Read more' link adding a new class

I want to add a class to the 'Read more' link. Actually I have this: <?php the_content( 'Read more...' ); ?> Which outputs: <a href="...?p=14#more-14" class="more-link">Read ...
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Change behavior depending on content length

I have a large amount of posts and some only have one sentence. This means for some posts all the content can be read in an archive without needing to go to the posts single page. For these posts I ...
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Custom excerpt length on home page

I thought that I got this working but unfortunately it is not. I need my static home page to have an excerpt length of 50 and every other pages to have one of 20. Here is my code so far: function ...
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the_excerpt not showing posts

I'm using the following code to show the single most recent post on my landing page: <?php if (have_posts()) : ?> <?php if (($wp_query->post_count) > 1) : ?> <?php while ...
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simple category search form returns full text - but I need excerpts

I have member pages. I set their "membership type" as a certain category. I want to search the members now. I use this simple form that does what I need, except that I need the results to display as ...
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How to set default metaboxes on user creation?

Just for repetition's sake, I want to do the following: I need to set custom fields and the excerpt metaboxes for WP default Posts post type when a new user is created. I know that by default WP ...
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Limited excerpt with readmore

I wanted limited excerpt (40 words) with readmore link...I used this code below: <?php echo apply_filters('the_excerpt',get_the_excerpt().'<a href="'.get_permalink().'"> read more ...
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Excerpt formatting for Google News Feed

We're currently bringing in a Google RSS News Feed using FeedWordPress and it works great. This issue is that Google uses a defined table structure in their RSS. The excerpt function has no problem ...
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Adding a rich text editor to Excerpt

I need add to the excerpt field the TinyMCE Advanced editor, any ideas? I have the qTranslate plugin (multilanguage), and it's impossible to connect teh excerpt with this plugin and an editor. ...
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Bulk add tag (or any sort of label) to posts who have custom excerpt

The situation is the following: The blog as of now has 2200+ posts. In the beginning (2007/2008) I was using manual excerpts where I would put an image and a little bit of text. The manual excerpt ...
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How to customize read more link

Situation is I have some posts which are showing in my home page there are some read more links(excerpts) after clicking on those links they go to the complete post page, now the issue is i want to ...
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Show Excerpts In Twenty Eleven Theme

I just need to create a blog I have done everything i guess, its showing posts but they are supposed to be kind of summary first and after click the whole post. I already selected the "For each ...
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can hyperlinks be displayed in excerpts?

By default, it looks like all hyperlinks are stripped out of excerpts. Perhaps this is to prevent link power from diluting. Is there a way to allow hyperlinks to display in excerpt content?
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get_posts displaying wrong permalink for “continue reading” link

I lifted the "continue reading" link functions from the Twenty Eleven theme and for the most part, it is working (works in RSS feeds). I created a shortcode to display the latest post on the front ...
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Trimming a custom field to a length

I have a custom field added through the Advanced Custom Fields Plugin. I am trying to trim the content of the field down to a set number of words. I have tried to use the excerpt filter and setting ...
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Multiple versions of RSS feed? One with full content, one with the excerpt

I'm not sure how to word my question and I have been searching all day, to no avail. I am looking for a method to create two versions of my RSS feeds, one with the full content and one with only the ...
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Mass update excerpt

I'm using a photoblog theme which upon creating a new post it takes the post attachment and saves a modified "img src" string into the excerpt field. It then uses <?php the_excerpt(); ?> to ...
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How can I add more code to this?

<?php $my_query = new WP_Query( "cat=11&posts_per_page=1" ); if ( $my_query->have_posts() ) { while ( $my_query->have_posts() ) { $my_query->the_post(); ...
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How to correctly limit the content and strip HTML?

I have been using this code for a long time : $temp_arr_content = explode( " ", substr( strip_tags( get_the_content() ), 0, 720 ) ); ...
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Using the_excerpt() on a page

I've been trying to utilize the PHP excerpt function to call from her recent blog post to post on a main landing page without avail. Any thoughts? <div id="home_news" class="prefix_9 grid_3"> ...
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Automatic excerpts

How to display excerpts in the homepage instead of full post automatically, without the need to insert <!--more--> in every post ? I tried this plugin ...
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Compare the_excerpt() to the_content()

Is there a way to compare the_excerpt() to the_content() to know if the_excerpt() is actually showing the entire post content? for instance, if a post were particularly short. ultimately i'd like to ...
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can the_excerpt function also get images?

Not sure if im going about this in the right way but, overall, ive been told to create, kind of like a news box on my home page and so, the "latest news" is going to be this clients posts. now i know ...
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Continuum Theme - Excerpt length

So I have been doing some digging and narrowed down the file that I believe is calling for the front page excerpts on all posts. No matter what I change it to, it doesn't seem to adjust. //get ...
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buddypress: how do i make the group description excerpt shorter?

I set up a theme in buddypress and i want to have a teaser section for my groups on there. It works fine but i have a problem to shorten the group description... I'm using it like this: ...
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Prevent Advanced Excerpt from Being Called

I have excerpts enabled for pages. In one of my page templates I want to prevent <?php the_excerpt(); ?> from initiating the Advanced Excerpt Function. Basically, I have one page template where ...
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Remove Text within Header tags in the Excerpt

With the default WordPress Excerpt function. WordPress strips the header tags (e.g. h1 tag) but keeps the unformatted text, that lies within the opening/closing of the h1 tag, displayed as part of the ...
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Reblog WordPress to another WordPress?

1.Is there any way to reblog only the excerpts of WordPress posts to another WordPress with the featured image(option to choose the size of the image we prefer) and link to the WordPress site to see ...
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Issue with enabling formatting in excerpts in Wordpress

This is what I added in my theme's functions.php file to enable formatting for excerpts in Wordpress (source of the tip): remove_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'wp_trim_excerpt'); ...