[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28278: Smart Excerpt

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Fri Jan 6 08:33:24 UTC 2017

#28278: Smart Excerpt
 Reporter:  GreatBlakes                     |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement                     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                          |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Posts, Post Types               |     Version:  3.9.1
 Severity:  normal                          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch dev-feedback close  |     Focuses:
Changes (by grapplerulrich):

 * keywords:  needs-patch dev-feedback => needs-patch dev-feedback close


 It is very unlikely that `get_the_excerpt` and `the_excerpt` will be
 replaced by another function.

 I believe the whole custom function could be replaced with filters and
 conditionals. If want a different excerpt length on a certain page you can
 use a conditional. With the following code example I can change the
 excerpt length just on the category archive.

 prefix_custom_excerpt_length( $length ) {
     if( is_category() ) {
         $length = 25;
     return $length;

 add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'prefix_custom_excerpt_length' );

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28278#comment:4>
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