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I love that I can still learn new little features about a system I’ve been developing for, for almost 10 years.

WordPress has a nifty little function, wp_trim_words() which does as you might expect: trim’s a specified string to a set number of words.


It’s also worth noting that this function is localized, meaning that for East Asian languages where a single character is actually a word, the function will still work as expected.

There’s actually a plethora of built-in utility functions like this built into WordPress which can be explored in/wp-includes/formatting.php.



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