Limiting the number of lines on the blog post listing

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    leslieb1774
    Member

    I only want 3 or 4 lines for the summary of my blog post listing on my front page. My posts are quite long and they look bad when they are 7 lines. Can you help? Everything just talks about setting the number of blog posts. I am good with that.

    The blog I need help with is libraryfun.home.blog.

    #3355170

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @leslieb1774, right now WordPress is just generating an excerpt for you based on the first several characters of text. We don’t have a simple way to control that auto-generated length without using a plugin, which would require a Business plan.

    But, have you thought about crafting custom excerpts for your posts? You should be able to put exactly the preview you want on your posts page, so you can make it as short as you’d like it. As a bonus, that excerpt can show on social media sites and search engine results as well.

    We have more information about that here:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/excerpts/

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