Another Way to Limit WordPress Excerpt Words

The following code will enable you to limit the number of words to show on your post excerpts.

1. Paste this to your functions.php

<?php
function word_count($string, $limit) {
$words = explode(' ', $string);
return implode(' ', array_slice($words, 0, $limit));
}
?>

2. Paste this to your index.php, or wherever you want to show your customize excerpt.

<?php echo word_count(get_the_excerpt(), '30'); ?>

Just change the number ’30’ to the number of words you want to appear on your excerpt.

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