[Support request] Using manual excerpt with rich text

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  • #814

    Randall
    Participant

    Thanks for a great plugin.

    I’m hoping to use manually entered excerpts that contain hyperlinks. So two questions:

    –Is it possible to have the plugin pick up a the manual excerpt (if it is set) before falling back to the generated excerpt?

    –Is it possible to have the plugin not strip html from the excerpt? I tried deleting $text = strip_shortcodes( $text ); as suggested elsewhere in this forum, but to no avail. I’m using the plugin Rich text excerpts to add the links.

    #816

    Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    1. Good idea – I have the next update almost ready to go, I’ll bake this in before releasing.

    2. Not really – the point in excerpts is for the HTML to be stripped. In this next version, the excerpts use the wp_trim_words() function – not sure if there’s a filter in there you can use?

    Thanks again for the idea on #1, I’ll be sure to add it 🙂

    #819

    Randall
    Participant

    Hi Tom,

    Cool! Wouldn’t you want to use the same behavior as the_excerpt ? That’s what I was hoping for– i.e. the WordPress default behavior where HTML in the manual excerpt is preserved.

    Thanks!

    #825

    Tom
    Keymaster

    I would want to, the issue there is you need to use a filter to edit the excerpt length, and editing that filter would also edit it for any other the_excerpt() function in the theme you’re using.

    If I find a way to make it only apply to WPSP, I’ll definitely switch over to the_excerpt().

    #1024

    Amy
    Participant

    Hi Tom:

    Was wondering if using the manual excerpt when present is still going to be included in the next update?

    Thanks !!!

    Amy

    #1025

    Tom
    Keymaster

    Just played with this a bit and think I have it working: https://github.com/tomusborne/WP-Show-Posts/commit/bb64b8886a7ae61181a0e5d550bd30f7831028c3

    You can grab the entire function here and replace it with the one on your site: https://github.com/tomusborne/WP-Show-Posts/blob/master/inc/functions.php#L5-L31

    Let me know 🙂

    #1029

    Amy
    Participant

    Awesome ! It works perfect !!! Thanks Tom !!! 🙂

    #1035

    Tom
    Keymaster

    No problem!

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