Clayton McIlrath

3rd Party (Free)

3 downloads (last 90 days)

MIT License Download v1.0.2

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
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  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
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  • jQuery for the Control Panel

Add-On Type(s)



Wrap anything you want to be processed between the tag pairs. This will strip out all tags automatically and do a limit on words after.

Excerpt Plugin

Wrap anything you want to be processed between the tag pairs. This will strip out all tags automatically and do a limit on words after.

{exp:excerpt limit="50"}text you want processed{/exp:excerpt}


Use the following parameters to specify what the plugin should return.


The limit parameter lets you specify how many words or characters to return. Default 500


The limit_type parameter lets you specify if you want to limit to words (words) or characters (chars).
When limiting to chars, the plugin returns whole words, so the actual number of charactars migh be slightly larger.

{exp:excerpt limit="2" limit_type="chars"}Hello World{/exp:excerpt}
returns: Hello


The indicator parameter can be used to append characters onto the end of the content, if it has been limited.

{exp:excerpt limit="1" indicator="..."}Hello World{/exp:excerpt}
more than limit words, returns: Hello…

{exp:excerpt limit="2" indicator="..."}Hello World{/exp:excerpt}
Not limited, returns: Hello World


 Version 1.0.2

  • Added limit_type = words | chars

 Version 1.0.1

  • Added indicator parameter

Version 1.0

  • Initial release

thinkclay, bryantAXS, GDmac

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.2 Apr 10, 2013

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This entry was created January 31, 2011, 12:35 pm.
This entry was last updated April 10, 2013, 2:10 pm.

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1 Review:

Rick Lecoat 03.06.14

Rick Lecoat
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This is useful. One thing that would earn it an extra star would be the expanded code-handling within the ‘indicator’ parameter. Currently it seems to stumble over any code that requires an attribute (eg. an <em> element works but an <a> element won’t) which makes linked ‘indicators’ impossible.