Displays the excerpt of the current post with the "[...]" text at the end, which is not a "read more" link. Used to directly display the excerpt, but it adds opening and closing tags to the string returned by get_the_excerpt().

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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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apply_filters() and the_excerpt are giving unexpected results

I feel like I must be missing something pretty obvious, here, but I can't seem to get WordPress to cooperate. I'm generating Facebook OG tags with a function. Everything works fine, except for the ...
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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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Remove “Continue Reading” Link From the Teaser Excerpt Only

I want to remove the "Continue Reading" link from the teaser excerpt only and not from the automatic excerpt, which filter is easily available. This is the original code; it's from the Showcase ...
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Modify youtube video size on one page and show another size on different page

I have to display three videos (custom post type) on my first page. When clicking on the link, the post is displayed and video should be in default width. Can you help to find out how to change width ...
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Check if the user has explicitly set an excerpt

Is there a way for me to check if the user has explicitly set an excerpt? I need to call the excerpt only if they've specified something in the excerpt field, and not an automatically shortened ...
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the_excerpt and shortcodes

I'm using the_excerpt on my index page. I'm also using a dropcap shortcode at the beginning of each of my posts. On the index page the posts will not display the letter with the dropcap shortcode ...
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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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How to get attachment caption (get_the_excerpt gives parent post excerpt) ?

I am displaying the attachments on the parent post page with this code : $args = array('post_type' => 'attachment', 'post_mime_type' => 'image', 'order'=> 'ASC', 'numberposts' => ...
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How to use the_excerpt in a filter hook?

I was hoping to process the_excerpt just like one would with the_content, but no such luck. How can I pass the excerpts of a Posts Page, through my plugin? I've tried variations on this: add_filter(...
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First three images in post excerpt

I have certain posts that are nothing but [gallery] with quite a few images in them. Is there a way to define an auto generated excerpt to only display the first three images for these posts on the ...
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the_excerpt() or get_the_excerpt with shortcode escape

I have few posts which have a dropcap shortcode wrapped around the first character like so: [dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a dropcap. The replacement for this shortcode yields: <span class="...
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How to override function in functions.php of parent theme?

I have created child of theme twentyten. I tried to override function written below /** * Returns a "Continue Reading" link for excerpts * * @since Twenty Ten 1.0 * @return string "Continue ...
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How to call the_excerpt() with tags or the_content() as an excerpt?

Is it possible to call the_excerpt() with tags intact? I'd like to create a excerpted listing of my posts in a specific category, but I'd also like the links and formatting carried over from the post ...
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How to include line-breaks in the_excerpt?

how can I include a line-break inside the_excerpt. I’ve modified the length and the more-button via my functions.php. I’m using teaser for every blog-entry and sometimes it looks a bit ugly, that ...
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When is wp_trim_excerpt() called?

There doesn't appear to be any reference to wp_trim_excerpt() outside of it's declaration - I've checked both the Trac and Xref - when does it work its magic?
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Display Links in Excerpts?

I'm having a problem with the_excerpt and can not find the answer anywhere... I simply want to allow links to be clickable when they are displayed via the_excerpt! There has to be a function for this,...
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Custom Excerpt is returning 52 characters and not 52 words

I have this custom function that get's the manually entered excerpt and trims it down but the problem I'm having is that it is trimming the characters down to 52 and instead I want it to return the ...
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Trim first 2 words of the exceprt

I am currently pulling in the post excerpt however there are 2 words at the start of it that I would rather not have in this particular place as there is a title already. I have used wp_trim ...
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the_excerpt() not showing manual excerpt for Pages

I have enabled the excerpt feature for pages in my wordpress theme - add_action( 'init', 'my_add_excerpts_to_pages' ); function my_add_excerpts_to_pages() { add_post_type_support( 'page',...
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How to return the_excerpt (without echo)?

Hey all, I see that get_the_excerpt() echoes the post excerpt if it is manually set, but not if it is automatically generated (with just the 55 words, for example). [and its use is deprecated] ...
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Different 'read more' links

Is there an easy way to add another 'read more' link? I'm using the standard 'continue reading' link for some posts but I also want to use a different text like 'more info' for other posts. Can I do ...
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688 views

The excerpt: Display text OR image OR video

Is it possible to adjust the excerpt so it will show text or one image or one video? The following codes makes it possible to show all of the above, but i'd really like to limit that, dependent of ...
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Remove whitespace before the_excerpt();

I need to delete the whitespace that the_excerpt(); function returns me. I noticed it gives me whitespace before the whole text only where in the page images goes first and only after goes text. I ...
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Add $more_link_text parameter to the_excerpt()

this filter is on the Wordpress Codex …  add_filter('excerpt_more', 'new_excerpt_more'); function new_excerpt_more($more) { global $post; return '<a class="moretag" href="'. get_permalink(...
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How Can A Plugin Hook Itself To the End of Every Excerpt?

So far, I've been able to only consistently hook the_content, appending my plugin at the end. How can I test if the displayed article is not the_content, but an excerpt, and hook my plugin after every ...
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How to show video from specific category on sidebar?

I need to get video and content from recent posts in specific category called "Video" and show it on my sidebar. The problem is when I need to have limited text content. so, when I use the_content(); ...
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the_excerpt(), get_the_excerpt() and the_content() all killing “the Loop”

Before I call the_excerpt(), the_permalink() displays the correct thing. Afterwards, it does not... <?php global $query_string; //strip out the "pagename=blog"...
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Content/Excerpt length control for a specific loop?

Is it possible to control the length of the content or excerpt for a specific query/loop? I have come across the following code, but this changes the length for all excerpts, I want it focused on a ...
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Getting the_excerpt to link to child pages [closed]

I'm using the Twentyeleven 'continue reading' function for my excerpts function twentyeleven_continue_reading_link() { return ' <a href="'. esc_url( get_permalink() ) . '">' . __( 'Read more', '...
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Remove Ellipses from Excerpt

I use two custom functions for my excerpts, the first modifies the length of the excerpt and the second allows me to use the_excerpt in two ways - with a read more link and without as long as the ...
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Change excerpt length of first post

I have created a custom excerpt length in my functions.php, I would like to extend this function to increase the excerpt length of the first post in a loop. My function at the moment: /* Change ...
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286 views

Combining the_excerpt with the_content

I have some html: <div class="container"> <p class="accent">The first paragraph...</p> <p>The rest of the article...</p> </div> I'd like to put "the_excerpt" in ...
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the_excerpt - want to modify password protected output

I'm looking to modify the output of the_excerpt when there isn't an excerpt specified and the post is password protected. I already can modify the password protected form to whatever I want, but ...
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Display oEmbed in the_excerpt

I am currently adding add_filter('the_excerpt', array($wp_embed, 'autoembed'), 9); to my functions.php file to no avail any other suggestions would be great. Also if I add $content-width to ...
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Limit the_excerpt in the first point (.) of the sentence

I would like to filter the function the_excerpt to stop to find the first endpoint. Ex: "This is the article summary which ends at the endpoint with a full-stop." Any idea is welcome.
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How can I list recent posts excerpts?

I am using this directly from the codex to list 3 recent articles titles. <ul> <?php $args = array( 'numberposts' => '3'); $recent_posts = wp_get_recent_posts( $args ); foreach( $...
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excerpt - don't use main content if empty

trying to stop get_the_excerpt() from defaulting to the_content() if its empty. this kinda works - well it seems to return 'xxx' so i think has_excerpt() isn't working? function get_link_excerpt(){ ...
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How to Display a Single Post Excerpt

Is it possible to show the excerpt for a known and single post (on the Home Page) while in the loop? I tried each of these and none of them work: <?php echo the_excerpt('10'); ?> <?php echo ...
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How to get post or page excerpt using post_excerpt

I am using the following foreach loop: $pages = get_pages(array ('post_type' => 'page','sort_column' => 'menu_order',)); foreach ($pages as $page) { $apage = $page->post_name; ...
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How to have a “clean” post content, for excerpt and social networks sharing

Sometimes I start my blog posts by : This is a guest post.... This is a sponsored post.... [download]This is a download for the post[download] [youtube]this is a video that I put in the begenning[...
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How to move the the_excerpt's read more link to another div

I intend to show an excerpt of each post on my homepage. I use the_excerpt() in my post.php to show an excerpt of each post with a read more button below it. The problem is that I need to have the ...
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Remove images from get_the_excerpt

I'm using a custom function to create a shortcode that displays the latest blog post on the home page of a template. But I'm trying to NOT have it display any images. I know I can use the Advanced ...
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Limit the_excerpt with max of x characters

What I'm trying to do: I want to display the_excerpt, but I have a maximum of x characters the_excerpt may use, but I don't want to display a couple of characters of a word, only whole words. Some ...
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Adding Videos as post-thumbnails (no stills, just the player in a smaller size)

I’m using Excerpts with post-thumbnails on my startsite. Adding Images is working pretty fine. But how can I embed a video from vimeo or youtube as a post-thumbnail? Just the video in a smaller size, ...
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the_excerpt(); tag not working

I am having a problem with the the_excerpt(); tag which I am using in my own theme in the index.php and archive.php files. The code is below: index.php <?php get_header(); ?> <section class=...
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Disabling automatic teasers

I have a custom theme that displays the excerpt: $data = get_the_excerpt(); if ($data) echo "<div class='excerpt'>$data</div>"; if nothing is entered in the excerpt field in ...
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How to make the excerpt_more filter apply to the actual post excerpt?

In the get_blog_excerpt() function below, the excerpt_more filter works perfectly when the post excerpt is not present, however, when the post has an excerpt, I'm not getting the "Read More" link. I ...
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How to obtain a reference to the_excerpt() from custom loop

I have a script in archive.php, which is outside the loop, that calls on the function get_blog_links() to list all posts that belong the the current category (my "blog" category). I'm trying to do ...