Excerpt length decision

What should I take into account when limiting the text visible on a listing? I’m using a list layout with images on the left side, a title, a meta line and the excerpt, And I’ve wondering if there are any best practices like:

  • limiting the excerpt to full sentences only without breaking the sentences
  • limiting the text to fill n lines
  • limiting to words and add three dots and read more link afterwards
  • limiting the words and using justified text alignment …

What do you think?

Excerpt To Full Content Homepage

I wanted to show a full blog content, instead of an excerpt for the homepage.
I tried replacing the_excerpt to the_content, but it is not working.
This is the code:
<div class="entry-summary">
<?php the_content(); ?>
<span class="read-more"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php esc_html_e('Continue Reading &raquo;', 'revenue'); ?></a></span>
</div><!– .entry-summary –>

Or should I replace the entry-summary class and how do I do it?

Search API with Solr won’t display excerpt

I am creating a search results page using Search API with a Solr backend provided by Pantheon.

I cannot get the excerpt to appear in the view-based results page. I have turned off all processors for the index. I have the excerpt and highlight features enabled for the server.

While tinkering, I found that the excerpt will appear if I enable the Stemmer processor. However, all of the words are incomplete – only showing the first few letters. For example, a search of “athletics” showed as “athlet”.

Any ideas as to why Solr isn’t serving up a usable excerpt?

How to show a full post, not just an excerpt in wordpress?


I have a blog page where blog posts have an excerpt on with a continue reading link below.

When the link is clicked the full post should appear/or should be diverted to.

This isn’t that case. The user is diverted to the post, however, only the excerpt is displayed along with a continue reading link which doesn’t activate anything.

I have deactivated all plugins, I have also played around with the settings but can’t find any triggers.

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