Change Excerpt Size

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    I’m using the Sample Child Theme and would simply like to change the excerpt size from 5 lines of text to 7 lines to match the 150px thumbnail size on the category archive page.

    In other words, how do I change the number of characters in the excerpt size?

    I know of the Advanced Excerpt plugin, but is that the  best way to do it?


    Cheers and TIA.


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    Hey hanuman,

    This is the standard fix from the official code snippets (add to functions.php in the child theme)

    /** Modify the length of post excerpts */
    add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'custom_excerpt_length' );
    function custom_excerpt_length($length) {
    return 50; // pull first 50 words

    I guess you’d have to play with the number of words to get it spot on.

    Does that help?


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    Hey Dan,

    That is exactly what I needed!

    Thank you kindly for your help, it’s much appreciated.




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