I thought that by default when you loop content (like blog posts) in a WordPress the content is limited to 55 characters. I have not touched my functions.php file yet for when I loop the posts the article/ content is published in full.

My loop is like this - should the content tag be different?


if( have_posts() ):

    while( have_posts() ): the_post(); ?>

        <h3><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3>
    <p>Posted on: <?php the_time('F j, Y'); ?> <?php the_category( ', ' ); ?></p>

        <p><?php the_content(); ?></p>


    <?php endwhile;



Thanks for all help.

1 Answer 1


No it's not. The length limit is for excerpt, which should be called manually. To get the excerpt in your loop, you should use:

<p><?php the_excerpt(); ?></p>

Instead of:

<p><?php the_content(); ?></p>

If you thought of this because of the option in the reading section of settings:

Excerpt for feeds

Then you have to notice, this is for RSS feeds, which can be accessed at:



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