This tutorial includes 2 code snippets which enable you to control how many words are displayed on archive pages.
Using the Genesis > Theme Settings > Content Archives settings, you can Display > Entry Excerpts or Entry Content. Based on these settings, you’ll need to choose from 1 of 2 snippets included in the download folder below, to control how many words are displayed rather than use the character limit.
Here’s what the code produces on the front page archive.
I this case the code adds a read more link after 20 words. Change the 20 in the code to change the word limit.
Based on the following question from a registered member :
I’d like to automatically break my really long posts (chapters) into smaller pages within the post, rather than using to manually do so. I would like to do a break after about 600 words. Is there a way to do this without having to use a plugin? And your code is much cleaner and better organized. 🙂 I’ve searched your site, but either I’m using the wrong keywords, or you don’t have a tutorial up for this particular problem.
Tested using the Foodie Pro child theme for Genesis however works in any parent theme and any Genesis child theme.
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