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How To Pick Limited Characters From WordPress (the_excerpt) Snippet?

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If you ever used any premium WordPress theme then you have see limited characters of every post on your blog main page as then have already added it into there theme. But if you are designing your own WordPress theme from scratch then you will not get short post introduction in your blog main page.

So through the below codes, you can pick your desired no of characters from every post that you want to show at your blog main page. This will help you to save space on ypour blog main page and also you will be able to add more posts on front page that will look great. So now without any more preface, move forward to the code…

How To Pick WordPress Post Excerpt By Default?

Below are the codes to pick WordPress Post Excerpt by default and will contain default characters length.

<?php the_excerpt(); ?>

 

<?php
$my_excerpt = get_the_excerpt();
if ( $my_excerpt != '' ) {
	// Some string manipulation performed
}
echo $my_excerpt; // Outputs the processed value to the page
?>

How To Pick WordPress Post Excerpt Limited Chracters By Default?

Below are the codes to pick WordPress Post Excerpt by default and will contain limited characters length.

<?php echo substr(get_the_excerpt(), 0,300); ?>
<?php
the_excerpt_max_charlength(300);

function the_excerpt_max_charlength($charlength) {
	$excerpt = get_the_excerpt();
	$charlength++;

	if ( mb_strlen( $excerpt ) > $charlength ) {
		$subex = mb_substr( $excerpt, 0, $charlength - 5 );
		$exwords = explode( ' ', $subex );
		$excut = - ( mb_strlen( $exwords[ count( $exwords ) - 1 ] ) );
		if ( $excut < 0 ) {
			echo mb_substr( $subex, 0, $excut );
		} else {
			echo $subex;
		}
		echo '[...]';
	} else {
		echo $excerpt;
	}
}
?>

Customization:

Just replace 300 with your desired characters count that you want to pick out of all excerpt text. Rest all is default.

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