Excerpts are short, text only previews of posts that WordPress can use in various places as teasers or introductions. These can be automatically generated or custom tailored when creating a Post. By default these are limited to 55 words, but there is no easy way to increase or decrease this in WordPress settings. With a little modification of your functions.php, you can adjust this number to suit your needs.
Open the functions.php in your current theme’s function.php*. In the example below we have increased the Excerpt length to 100 words.
I'm the front-man of It's WordPress. I come from a diverse array of backgrounds, enjoying the opportunity to expand my knowledge base and skill set by re-inventing myself. I enjoy environments that focus on emerging information, technology and concepts. I put on the technical hat in my early 20s and never really looked back. I'm love technology and the internet, as well as the outdoors and avidly hike, kayak and camp every chance I get.
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