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    Kenneth Hitt
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    I’m using custom excerpts for blog posts, but when they appear in the recent post slider they are cut short and replaced with “[…]”, even when the excerpt is well below the defined character limit. How can I remove this bracketed ellipsis, so only the excerpt text is shown?

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  • Denzel Chia
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    #29457 |

    Hi,

    Use custom excerpt instead of auto generating it.
    Edit your post, scroll down and you will see Excerpt meta-box, type an excerpt for that post.

    Please see my post for custom excerpt.
    http://image.prntscr.com/image/b1e0d0ace30b455691bd2310b8dc44af.png

    Thank you.

    Kenneth Hitt
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    #29480 |

    I presume you simply didn’t see where, above, I specifically noted that I am already using custom excerpts. The problem is whoever designed the theme foolishly hard-coded an excerpt max length with the ellipsis into basic-functions.php instead of providing a call to the custom excerpt through WordPress. This needs to be fixed.

    Daniel Jones
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    #29481 |

    Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for clarification.

    Kindly could you share with me temporary login credentials so that I can investigate the issue further from there and help. You may delete or change the credentials after we’re done. Please ensure to mark the reply as Private.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Kenneth Hitt
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    #29483 |

    I already solved the issue. The theme has its own excerpt counter instead of just using the built-in excerpt call from WordPress.

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