WordPress Theme Development 17 - Archives Template

We decided to change the archives template to be different from main index template.

Archives means to be summary of a category, tag or date. The major different between these two template is using template tag, the_excerpt(), in archives template, as shown as below:

But the default, using this template tag, the_excerpt(), will be showing first 55 words of the post's content. I do felt it is a bit long for me. I need to customized it. But how? Arron showed us how to customize this template tag, the_excerpt(). We need to add customized excerpt function to replace the default excerpt function, wp_trim_excerpt in theme functions file, functions.php as shown at below. Currently the only changes that different from default is at line 57. Changed the "55" to "8".



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