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WordPress Change Excerpt Length

In WordPress you can apply a excerpt to blog posts to give a preview of the post which is most likely used on category or search pages. The default for this is 250 characters but you can you can change this by adding a new filter.

Wordpress Hooks

WordPress allows you to add hooks into the code so you don't have to change the source code. Below is a snippet you can copy into your functions.php to change the excepts to 100 characters.

function change_excerpt_length( $length ) {
    return 30;
add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'change_excerpt_length', 999 );

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