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How To Shorten the Excerpt

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Are you looking for a way to shorten the excerpt? This snippet lets you shorten the excerpt length to a certain number of words.

Instructions:

  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
  2. Optionally change the number of words allowed in the excerpt on line 2. Currently it’s set to 20.
function new_excerpt_length($length) {
	return 20;
}
add_filter('excerpt_length', 'new_excerpt_length');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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