E&T Filter: General Filter

Excerpts & Thumbnails' options can be overwritten by filters. Let’s consider an example. 

As you can see below, the  word_limit option that is set in the backend is being overridden. 

add_filter('wprss_template_extra_options', 'my_wprss_template_extra_options', 11, 3);

function my_wprss_template_extra_options($options, $args) {
    $options['word_limit'] = 20; // Limit excerpts output to 20 words
    return $options;

Other options that can be overridden this way include:

  • excerpts_enabled  -  Corresponds to the Enable excerpts option;
  • excerpts_ending  -  Corresponds to the Excerpts ending option;
  • excerpts_more_link_enabled  -  Corresponds to the Enable "Read more link" option;
  • excerpts_read_more  -  Corresponds to the Read more text option.

How do I add this to my site?

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to add this filter to your WordPress site.

  1. Copy the code you need from above.
  2. Go to your WordPress site's dashboard.
  3. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  4. Search for Code Snippets, then install and activate the plugin.
  5. Once installed and activated, go to Snippets in your dashboard menu.
  6. Click on Add New.
  7. Add a Title, which could be the title of this article.
  8. Paste the code you copied in step 1 to the Code section.
  9. Add a Description or Tags if you wish to do so. It is not required.
  10. Click on Save Changes and Activate to save the filter and activate it.
    1. Or click on Save Changes to save the filter and activate it later.
  11. Your action or filter is now stored and active on your site.

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