how to show post excerpt wordpress

How to show post excerpt in wordpress?

There are two ways to show post excerpt in WordPress. I will show you here.

First method:

First add this code in functions.php

function new_excerpt_more( $more ) {
return ' <a class="read-more" href="'. get_permalink( get_the_ID() ) . '">' . __('Read More', 'your-text-domain') . '</a>';
add_filter( 'excerpt_more', 'new_excerpt_more' );

then add this code in the loop and single.php


You can show featured images too, just add the_post_thumbnail();

Another Method:

First add these codes in functions.php just like first methods.

function get_excerpt($count){
$permalink = get_permalink($post->ID);
$excerpt = get_the_content();
$excerpt = strip_tags($excerpt);
$excerpt = substr($excerpt, 0, $count);
$excerpt = substr($excerpt, 0, strripos($excerpt, " "));
$excerpt = $excerpt.'... <a href="'.$permalink.'">more</a>';
return $excerpt;

Then add get_excerpt(125); in your themes loop and single.php

Done !