How to Trim WordPress Text / Words with wp_trim_words()

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(Last Updated On: July 10, 2014)

WordPress introduced a new function wp_trim_words(). This is helpful to trim the text to a specific number of words. You can use this function for the_title(), the_content() and the_excerpt() in your post’s loop. Put the following code in your loop.

//For post title
echo wp_trim_words(get_the_title(), 50);

//For excerpt
echo wp_trim_words(get_the_excerpt(), 50);

//For content
echo wp_trim_words(get_the_content(), 50);

Note: wp_trim_words() is supported in WordPress 3.3 and 3.3+.

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