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[Resolved] More tag Excerpt

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How to display post excerpt

Using view's [wpv-post-excerpt] shortcode you can display the post excerpt.

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Last updated by Ole Andreas Vekve 6 years, 4 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Minesh.


I am trying to: Add excerpts with the more tag. Only show the text before the more tag.

I visited this URL:

I use:


I expected to see just text before more tag. But I see text both before and after the more tag.

Any guesses?



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Hello. Thank you for contacting the Toolset support.

This is how post excerpt displayed with 'read more' text normally.

[wpv-post-excerpt length="30" count="word" more=" Read More"]

Could you please check if that you have added the <!--more--> tag to the post content itself and trying to display a small excerpt of the post?

Could you please share problem URL?


Thank you,

I have added the code. However the problem is the same.

URL: hidden link



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I need to check how you setup your HTML content.

As I understand you want output as:
text before - read more - text after - correct?

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Actually, this is how post excerpt works.

For example

[wpv-post-excerpt length="6" count="word" more="Read More"]

This code will count six words and display it and after 6 words it will display "Read More".

More info:

You want to display:
some text before - read more - some text after

Above approach will need custom programming as how we can determine from where we need to split the string for after read more text.

You May try to add filter as suggested here and adjust the code accordingly achieve the output you are looking for:




I understand. I have earlier used the following, but can't be included because its within the loop. And also it's PHP.

     // Fetch post content
     $content = get_post_field( 'post_content', get_the_ID() );
    // Get content parts
    $content_parts = get_extended( $content );
    // Output part before <!--more--> tag
     echo $content_parts['main'];

Maybe something that can be included, or...?



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you need to convert above code into custom shortcode and then return the content from custom shortcode and display the content by adding custom shortcode to your view output.


Okay. Thanks.