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Allow HTML in excerpt

Here is my excerpt code. // Generate custom excerpt length function wpbx_excerpt_length($length) { return 300; } add_filter('excerpt_length', 'wpbx_excerpt_length'); How do I allow html like <...
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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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GET the excerpt by ID

Why is it that one cannot get the excerpt by ID like with the title and most other elements. eg. get_the_excerpt(ID). I know how to use it with the $post->post_excerpt function but that does not ...
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Using wp_trim_excerpt to get the_excerpt() outside the loop

I'm building a theme that is going to show excerpts on the homepage for potentially dozens of posts. I don't have manual excerpts on all of my posts, so $post->post_excerpt is empty for many posts. ...
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How to end the excerpt with a sentence rather than a word?

Here is the excerpt of the post on my home page. I want to end the excerpt with a sentence. In this case it is ' opportunities. '. I know how to modify the length but it won't do what i want. Here is ...
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Remove more or […] text from short post

I use a theme that have a character limit for shortpost and show [...] at the end of character limit. I want to remove this, so I search for the_excerpt(); and replace with the_content(); The ...
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Move excerpt meta box to above content editor

I found a WordPress hook called "edit_form_after_title" to add a text box after the title. How can I use this hook to display the excerpt after the title while creating a new post?
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How can i display the content in plaintext

i want to display my excerpt in plaintext. How can i do this? This is my Snippet where i display the content: <?php the_content(__( 'Weiterlesen &rsaquo;','okay')); ?> How i change the ...
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How can i limit the character length in excerpt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: excerpt in characters I have a question after reading this post (How to highlight search terms without plugin). I like this function(Search Term Without Plugin) very much but ...
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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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How can I create a “Read More” link using the_excerpt() on a static front page?

I'm working on a website that uses a static front page. It also shows the single most recent blog post. This was achieved by creating a page and using a custom page template. Sometimes, the blog post ...
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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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Adding a rich text editor to Excerpt

I need add to the excerpt field the TinyMCE Advanced editor, any ideas? I have the qTranslate plugin (multilanguage), and it's impossible to connect teh excerpt with this plugin and an editor. ...
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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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How to force excerpts / teasers in the loop

When I'm in "the loop" (archive pages etc.) how do I force teasers / excerpts for all articles, regardless of whether they contain the <!--more--> tag or not? Details: I'm starting off of the ...
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How to remove “read more” link from custom post type excerpt

Is there a way I can add some kind of pre_get_posts() filter to strip out the "read more" link that appears at the end of the_excerpt() for only 1 certain custom post type that I specify? If so, can ...
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How to control manual excerpt length?

I have a website in which I need to control the displayed excerpt length. Some of the posts might have manual excerpt so I can't use the excerpt_length filter. I can, of course, use some kind of ...
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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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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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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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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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Mandatory excerpt for custom post type

This is proving to be a challenge. I'm trying to make the excerpt a required field, but only when editing/saving a post in a custom post type. The following code makes the excerpt a required field ...
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How do I filter the excerpt metabox description in admin?

I want to change the default "Excerpts are optional hand-crafted summaries of your content that can be used in your theme. Learn more about manual excerpts." help text below the Excerpt input area to ...
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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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Modify 'Read more' link adding a new class

I want to add a class to the 'Read more' link. Actually I have this: <?php the_content( 'Read more...' ); ?> Which outputs: <a href="...?p=14#more-14" class="more-link">Read more…</a&...
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Customizing get_the_excerpt() to specific length and “Read More” output.

I am costuming a template. There is a list grabbing the introduction from the first 1-2 paragraphs (all the articles from a category). If I set the excerpt to 295 words, sometimes the list grabs ...
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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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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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Generate a excerpt from an ACF-wysiwyg-field

I have an ACF-field, that gives an output like this: <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.</p> <p><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-48" src="http://...
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Get excerpt from $post->post_content

I am modifying the output of a plugin using a filter, and the $post variable is available to me, so I can display the post content like so: <h3><?php echo $post->post_title; ?></h3&...
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Read more tag shows up on EVERY post

I recently read this awesome post and I need help figuring out how to display the 'Read More' link only on posts with more content to display. As it is, currently, it's displaying on every post, even ...
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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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Multiple versions of RSS feed? One with full content, one with the excerpt

I'm not sure how to word my question and I have been searching all day, to no avail. I am looking for a method to create two versions of my RSS feeds, one with the full content and one with only the ...
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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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Issue with enabling formatting in excerpts in Wordpress

This is what I added in my theme's functions.php file to enable formatting for excerpts in Wordpress (source of the tip): remove_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'wp_trim_excerpt'); add_filter('...
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limit the words in the post content and add read more link

As you can see into the code, the routine is to display the post which has an id of 266. Now all I want is to limit the words displayed in the post content of that post. Let's say, I want to limit the ...
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Twenty Eleven home page show only excerpt

I am using the brand new twenty eleven theme, my home page is set to show latest posts, but it displays the entire posts, I want to only show the excerpts, not the entire content, Here is the index....
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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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Neither the_excerpt() nor the_content() works properly?

I'm wondering what should be used in index.php (post listing page): the_excerpt() or the_content()? Twenty Thirteen uses the_content() but this prints entire content unless <!--more--> exists ...
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Manual excerpts for pages not working on Search

Image says it all... Page Edit: Search Results: functions.php to enable page excerpts add_post_type_support( 'page', 'excerpt' ); search.php code for displaying excerpt <?php the_excerpt(); ?&...
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How to Display Post Excerpts in Admin by Default?

By default in the admin the Excerpt is hidden. See below. I would like to make it show up by default.
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can the_excerpt function also get images?

Not sure if im going about this in the right way but, overall, ive been told to create, kind of like a news box on my home page and so, the "latest news" is going to be this clients posts. now i know ...
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Excerpt textarea missing on post editing page in admin panel

Why is that? It's a new installation. EDIT: I don't have plugins installed and I tried to restore default theme to Twenty Ten, but it didn't change anything.
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Remove image caption from post excerpt

I am currently using a wordpress plugin called "limit-posts" to better customize my post excerpts. The only issue I have is the excerpt is including the caption text from the image that is within the ...
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wp_trim_words() does not trim the_content() in WordPress

In my WordPress website, I want to show a short text of each blog_post on the custom blog template. I want to show a Read More button with a link to the post at the end so a user can click on that ...
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Custom excerpt length on home page

I thought that I got this working but unfortunately it is not. I need my static home page to have an excerpt length of 50 and every other pages to have one of 20. Here is my code so far: function ...
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Excerpt Word Count

The code below from WPSnipps provides an excerpt character counter, but I'd like to count words instead. Does anybody have an idea of how to do this? // Excerpt character count function ...
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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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