Override / filter Excerpt 55 chars length default

Last Reviewed: 29-Mar-14

WordPress sets a default limit of 55 characters for Excerpts.

You can override this limit by adding this code to your functions.php file in a child theme

Where to copy/paste this code?
We strongly recommend you create a child theme and add this to the Child Theme functions.php.
Download a start-up child theme here.

Remember: you shouldn’t edit the theme’s functions.php.

//Change WordPress Excerpt length
function your_excerpt_length( $length ) {
return 200;
}
add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'your_excerpt_length' );

Change the 200 to whatever you need.

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