Truncate Description Within Post Tags Admin Panel

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Are you looking for a way to truncate the description located within tags admin panel? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to truncate description within post tags admin panel in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_action( 'admin_head-edit-tags.php', 'admin_edit_post_tags' );
function admin_edit_post_tags() {
    add_filter( 'get_terms', 'admin_trim_tag_description', 10, 2 );

function admin_trim_tag_description( $terms, $taxonomies ) {
    if( 'post_tag' != $taxonomies[0] )
        return $terms;

    foreach( $terms as $key=>$term )
        $terms[$key]->description = substr( $term->description, 0, 150 );
        return $terms;

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

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