How can you have it so that the site's home page will only show the first X (let's say 300) words of the post?
But without using "more" tag, or hand filled excerpts? I am looking for a plugin/hack for WP 2.9 and onward.
I came across several solutions so far, but am hoping for a recommended solution.
Challenges I came a cross so far:
- What happens in case a tag (for example ) starts on word 295, and ends after word 301 ?
- Can it be possible to have a different X for the home page , tags page, category page - and so on?
- Can the format of the text be preserved? (all the images and text formating)?
- Having the plugin take the least amount of recourses from the server.