There is a definitely an issue with the Post Slider being unable to enforce its excerpt length.
While waiting for an update, I think I am just gonna disable this Post Slider and use some plugin. Didn’t have this issue with the Arras theme where its homepage slider is able to override wp’s native excerpt length.
Note: I will be transferring to live site soon. However, you will not be seeing the issue as i cannot have that anomaly visible to the public. Will you still want me to send you the url then ? Do you also need admin login?
Thank you for your help