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I want this because:

1-) I have a list item ol /ol at the start of my every post.

2-) When wordpress shows summary of the post it reads some words from the beginning of the post.

3-) This causes the summary to be comprised of the navigation list of the post. The words from inside the ol /ol tags.

4-) I don't want the words from ol tags in my excerpt. I want it to directly go beyond the /ol tags for the excerpt content.

My code is:

function custom_excerpt($text) {
    $pos = strpos($text, '</ol>');
    $text = substr($text, $pos);
    return $text;
}
add_filter('the_excerpt', 'custom_excerpt');

This doesn't work. I guess the tags are already stripped so "strpos" can't find anything. But even i return "..." from function, the same text as before stays. Like my custom function has no effect. Why is that? Is the theme's functions somehow interferes with the excerpt code?

  • Do you need to use the_excerpt() or can you modify the theme code? Reason is, the_excerpt() strips out all html (as you have said) so ideally we write a function/filter against get_the_content() instead. – cowgill Sep 14 '16 at 1:19
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The easiest way is to use strip_tags().

// Remove all html from the excerpt.
function custom_excerpt( $text ) {
    return strip_tags( $text );
}
add_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'custom_excerpt' );

If you want to get fancy and trim the excerpt length, you can use this function.

// Trim default excerpt length from 55 chars to 20. 
function custom_excerpt_length( $length ) {
    return 20;
}
add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'custom_excerpt_length', 99 );
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  • Please explain why the down vote..... – cowgill Sep 13 '16 at 4:57
  • i didn't give you downvote but,i don't want to strip tags. I want to strip what is inside the '<ol>' tags. But even i return "..." the same text appear as before. Like this filter has no effect. – user1002601 Sep 13 '16 at 9:26
  • @user1002601 Ok, you have since edited your question so it's more clear. I will update my response as well based on that. – cowgill Sep 14 '16 at 1:11

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