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Excerpt character limiter


WordPress Excerpts should be short, you know.

But when a user writes a lot, you might want to limit the number of characters for the excerpt panel: that’s where the Excerpt Character Limiter plugin comes handy!

It will basically add a character countdown to the panel titlebar, and it will truncate the text when available characters drop to zero.
Simple but effective!


  1. Upload excerpt-character-limiter-1.1 folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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  • Excerpt Character Limiter now uses WordPress built-in jQuery
  • Now you can limit the title field, too.


  • first stable version