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Trim WordPress Content and Add Read More Link

by Streetfire on March 23, 2016 | | Tags:

Thought I’d share this wordpress code snippet with you. If you are trying to trim or limit the content shown from a post you can use this to limit the number of words. This snippet limits the content to 35 words with a Read More link.

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<?php echo wp_trim_words( get_the_content(), 35, '...' ); ?>
<a href="<?php the_permalink()?>"> (Read More)</a>

You can change 35 to whatever word count you want as well as change Read More to say anything else you prefer.

Other Examples are:

Limits to 50 words, and says “Continue…”

<?php echo wp_trim_words( get_the_content(), 50, '' ); ?>
<a href="<?php the_permalink()?>"> Continue...</a>

Limits to 200 words, and says “Learn more >”

<?php echo wp_trim_words( get_the_content(), 200, '...' ); ?>
<a href="<?php the_permalink()?>"> Learn more ></a>