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Is there a known way to show the very first sentence of the content of a blog post? I know I can use the_excerpt(); but client has a strange requirement to show only the first sentence. If there is a known method for this that would be great to know. I appreciate it.

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  • Did you try this? wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/108826/… – Howard E May 3 '16 at 14:40
  • i read that and tried it. for one it doesn't work for me; for two i want this to be first sentence of the content and not excerpt. if i am forcing user to type in an excerpt that they would just type in the first sentence and i wouldn't need all of this. – Zach Smith May 3 '16 at 14:52
  • What exact part do you have issue with? Retrieving content? Cutting down to a first sentence? – Rarst May 3 '16 at 15:17
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Assuming you want to cut off a string after the first full stop you could use something like this:

$the-content = "This is the first sentence. And this is the second";
$cut-in-two = explode('.', $the-content, 2);
$first-sentence = $cut-in-two[0];
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  • curious how this would work with a dynamic the_content(); – Zach Smith May 3 '16 at 22:49
  • @HollerTrain. Do you mean you're manipulating the result of the_content() with javascript on the user end? Then it won't work, obviously. However, if you're building a page on the server end with php, get_the_content() gives a string that can be manipulated as shown. You'd have to replace the first line with $the-content = get_the_content(); – cjbj May 4 '16 at 8:35

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