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Custom Genesis Home Loop with Character Limitation on Excerpt
<?php
//do not add in opening php tag
/**
* Custom Genesis Home Loop with Character Limitation on Excerpt
*
* @package Custom Genesis Home Loop with Character Limitation on Excerpt
* @author Neil Gee
* @link https://wpbeaches.com/custom-genesis-standard-loop-blog-page/
* @copyright (c)2014, Neil Gee
*/
add_action('genesis_before_loop', 'wpb_change_home_loop');
/*
* Adding in our new home loop.
*/
function wpb_change_home_loop() {
if ( is_home() ) {
/** Replace the home loop with our custom **/
remove_action( 'genesis_loop', 'genesis_do_loop' );
add_action( 'genesis_loop', 'wpb_custom_loop' );
/** Custom loop **/
function wpb_custom_loop() {
if ( have_posts() ) :
do_action( 'genesis_before_while' );
while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
do_action( 'genesis_before_entry' );
printf( '<article %s>', genesis_attr( 'entry' ) );
do_action( 'genesis_entry_header' );
do_action( 'genesis_before_entry_content' );
printf( '<div %s>', genesis_attr( 'entry-content' ) );
//do_action( 'genesis_entry_content' ); //Remove standard excerpt
echo genesis_do_post_image(); //Add in featured image
echo the_excerpt_max_charlength(200); //change amount of characters to display
echo '</div>';
do_action( 'genesis_after_entry_content' );
do_action( 'genesis_entry_footer' );
echo '</article>';
do_action( 'genesis_after_entry' );
endwhile; //* end of one post
do_action( 'genesis_after_endwhile' );
else : //* if no posts exist
do_action( 'genesis_loop_else' );
endif; //* end loop
}
}
}
/*
* Limit the excerpt by character.
*
* @link Reference - http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_the_excerpt
*/
function the_excerpt_max_charlength($charlength) {
$excerpt = get_the_excerpt();
$charlength++;
if ( mb_strlen( $excerpt ) > $charlength ) {
$subex = mb_substr( $excerpt, 0, $charlength - 5 );
$exwords = explode( ' ', $subex );
$excut = - ( mb_strlen( $exwords[ count( $exwords ) - 1 ] ) );
if ( $excut < 0 ) {
echo mb_substr( $subex, 0, $excut );
} else {
echo $subex;
}
echo ' <br><a href="' . get_permalink() . '" class="more-link" title="Read More">Read More</a>';
} else {
echo $excerpt;
}
}
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commented Jun 16, 2015

Thanks for sharing! Helpful for me!

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