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  • #1324198

    info1323
    Participant

    Is it possible to increase the number of words which show in the excerpt for the About Widget?

    #1324278

    ashishsthanp
    Moderator

    @info1323

    Yes, it is possible.
    Please go to page edit screen that you’ve selected on the page dropdown of the About widget.

    On the top right, click on Screen Option and check Excerpt which brings Excerpt area at the bottom of the edit screen.

    View post on imgur.com

    Add your custom excerpt as much as you want which will be displayed on About widget.

    View post on imgur.com

    Thanks.

    #1324295

    info1323
    Participant

    Thank you but this is not working. I want to make the actual number of characters that the excerpt shows, longer.
    At the moment it shows about 25 words.

    I have used the About widget twice for two different things that I need to show on the front page

    Counselling and Therapy Costa del Sol

    If the word count was around 50, it would be so much better. Is it possible to change the actual length of the excerpt, rather than trying to add in words in the dashboard which isn’t working
    Thanks

    #1324413

    ashishsthanp
    Moderator

    Hello, @info1323

    This feature is not available currently on this theme and will be added soon on Pro version of the theme.
    You can purchase for Himalayas Pro theme for this feature and much more exciting features.

    https://themegrill.com/themes/himalayas/
    docs.themegrill.com/himalayas/

    Regards,
    ThemeGrill Support Team.

    #1324507

    bankiedrummer
    Participant

    If you know how to access the theme’s files in your file manager. Locate the ‘inc’ folder. Inside this folder is a file called functions.php open this file and use ‘ctrl f’ and search for ‘excerpt’.

    You’ll see code that looks like this

    function himalayas_excerpt_length( $length ) {
    	return 50;
    }

    Change the number to the length that you want and save. This will make the excerpt the length that you want.

    #1324602

    info1323
    Participant

    Thank you or your help 🙂 Yes I can do this. Will it remain the same then when the theme is updated or will I have to go back and change it again? I am on the free version but will likely upgrade at some future point. Does that make a difference?

    #1324736

    Nima
    Moderator

    Hi info1323,

    The settings will not remain as same when you upgrade it to pro version.
    But don’t worry the excerpt length option has been added to the Himalayas pro so, it won’t be trouble for you regarding this feature.

    Thanks!
    ThemeGrill Support Team

    #1331100

    info1323
    Participant

    how do I access the excerpt length in the pro version? I have the pro version now

    #1331223

    ashishsthanp
    Moderator

    @info1323
    Please go to Appearance > Customize > Himalayas Additional Options > Excerpts or Full Posts option and check Show excerpt checkbox, then there below you’ll get option to add excerpt length.
    Thanks.

    #1331280

    info1323
    Participant

    Thanks that’s good to know it’s there. It’s not quite what I am needing at th emoment though. I am referring to the widget on the main page that shows an excerpt from a post. I want to increase the length of the excerpt. See this link and click on Book at top menu.

    Counselling and Therapy Costa del Sol

    #1331354

    ashishsthanp
    Moderator

    @info1323
    You can add custom excerpt as I mentioned above. If you want custom excerpt length for about widget, we need to discuss this feature with our development team. If this feature is added, I will let you know. Thanks.

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