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Allow HTML in excerpt

Here is my excerpt code. // Generate custom excerpt length function wpbx_excerpt_length($length) { return 300; } add_filter('excerpt_length', 'wpbx_excerpt_length'); How do I allow html like &...
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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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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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Get excerpt using get_the_excerpt outside a loop

I have a code that call get_the_title() and it works, but get_the_excerpt() return empty. How can i make it work? This code is inside a plugin called "WP Facebook Open Graph protocol". Here's the ...
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Using wp_trim_excerpt to get the_excerpt() outside the loop

I'm building a theme that is going to show excerpts on the homepage for potentially dozens of posts. I don't have manual excerpts on all of my posts, so $post->post_excerpt is empty for many posts. ...
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GET the excerpt by ID

Why is it that one cannot get the excerpt by ID like with the title and most other elements. eg. get_the_excerpt(ID). I know how to use it with the $post->post_excerpt function but that does not ...
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How to end the excerpt with a sentence rather than a word?

Here is the excerpt of the post on my home page. I want to end the excerpt with a sentence. In this case it is ' opportunities. '. I know how to modify the length but it won't do what i want. Here ...
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Excerpts that don't truncate words

I know I can control the length of excerpts using a filter, however it sets the length globally. In my case I have different lengths of excerpts on three different pages. This is what I have now. I'...
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Aggregate Summaries of Posts of Different Blogs in Multisite Instance

I have a Multisite Wordpress installation with 7 different blogs. I want to show an aggregate of the summaries of posts from those 7 blogs in the main blog. Do you know a good way to do this?
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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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Append Text to $post->post_excerpt

I'm trying to add some text after a product description in WooCommerce which uses the $post->post_excerpt. Currently I'm using the following code: add_action( 'woocommerce_single_product_summary',...
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Modify Twenty Fourteen Home Page Content Limit & Add Read More Link

I've install the new Twenty Fourteen theme for WordPress. I don't know how add summary text of posts on my front page. All old tutorials like this does not work with new theme. Any suggestions on ...
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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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Twenty Eleven home page show only excerpt

I am using the brand new twenty eleven theme, my home page is set to show latest posts, but it displays the entire posts, I want to only show the excerpts, not the entire content, Here is the index....
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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'); add_filter('...
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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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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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How to programmatically bring back “excerpts” field in post editor in WP 3.1+

My theme uses some custom options fields, like post excerpt, that were removed from the editor screen with WP 3.1 I understand and support the intent to clean up the content workspaces. However, as a ...
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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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Shortcode content does not show in feed discription/excerpt

I have a shortcode for my content. This shortcode organizes a couple of things in my posts on the frontend. However, when I look at my feed, the content in the entirely leaves out any content from ...
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How to control manual excerpt length?

I have a website in which I need to control the displayed excerpt length. Some of the posts might have manual excerpt so I can't use the excerpt_length filter. I can, of course, use some kind of ...
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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 doesn'...
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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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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 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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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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Read more tag shows up on EVERY post

I recently read this awesome post and I need help figuring out how to display the 'Read More' link only on posts with more content to display. As it is, currently, it's displaying on every post, even ...
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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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Add visual editor capability to custom excerpt window?

The custom excerpt field (under Add New Post) only accepts html. Thus, you can't just cut and paste a segment from the Visual Editor. If you want links to appear in custom excerpt, you have to know ...
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How to get the excerpts of all children pages

I'm currently trying to get this working: I want to display a list of excerpts of all children pages within my parent site. According to the WP Codex this ist possible through 'get_pages' function ...
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“Read more” link doesn't show up when the post length is under the excerpt length

I have posts with very different post lengths. Sometimes there are very long posts, sometimes a very short comment on a book. I have set my excerpt length to 50 words, but when a post is 25 words ...
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How to add an admin function only to posts, not pages?

I'm having a problem with adding an excerpt counter to the excerpt field. It may be a conflict with another plugin, but basically it screws with other jquery if the excerpt field doesn't exist (e.g.: ...
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Trimming of post content leading to some open tags that are distorting the page formatting

I am trying to show post excerpt in my page. However, as the excerpts have not been defined by the writer, i am pulling the post content, and then trimming it to certain characters to form excerpts. ...
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Replace the Post Excerpt Meta Box with a Field in My Custom Meta Box

I've got a custom meta box for a custom post type which will be the only metabox I plan to show in the main column (except the native title box). I want to move the native Expert box/field inside my ...
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display public excerpt for private post

Thank you in advanced. I know there are plugins that can do this, but I am looking for a simple solution for my function file. I would like to display the excerpt for all posts with the more tag for ...
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Custom excerpt showing first paragraph (with HTML formatting)

Can somebody help me how to show the full first paragraph of the post, including all used tags (no stripping)? My code: function new_excerpt_more() { global $post; return '…</p><div ...
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Thumbnail + Excerpt = loss in word count

My excerpts are shown using this function <?php function get_the_content_limit_custom_allowedtags() { // Add custom tags to this string return '<script>,<style>,<br>,<...