custom expert length wordpress

Below script will help you to create a custom expert length wordpress for your blog.

Simple custom expert length wordpress

Paste the below script inside function.php

function excerpt($limit) {
 $excerpt = explode(' ', get_the_excerpt(), $limit);
 if (count($excerpt)>=$limit) {
 $excerpt = implode(" ",$excerpt).'...';
 } else {
 $excerpt = implode(" ",$excerpt);
 $excerpt = preg_replace('`[[^]]*]`','',$excerpt);
 return $excerpt;

function content($limit) {
 $content = explode(' ', get_the_content(), $limit);
 if (count($content)>=$limit) {
 $content = implode(" ",$content).'...';
 } else {
 $content = implode(" ",$content);
 $content = preg_replace('/[.+]/','', $content);
 $content = apply_filters('the_content', $content);
 $content = str_replace(']]>', ']]>', $content);
 return $content;

Use below code to replace your the_content() or the_expert()

<?php echo excerpt(30); ?>

Enjoy your day 🙂

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