Quick Tip: replacing URLs in post excerpts

I generally find WordPress excerpts a little bit irritating. They ignore all formatting, including paragraphs, so you just end up with a block of text with no styling and sometimes little sense.

To make matters worse, if your content includes a URL you’ll end up with the whole thing displayed in the excerpt, no matter how long or nonsensical it looks. Luckily, this is easily remedied with a little code.

Drop the code below into your functions.php file and those URLs will be stripped out of the excerpt:

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Dave Kuhar

Dave is the jack-of-all-trades running Transmit Studio, a media creation lab in San Jose. He's built more websites than he can remember, well over a hundred of them on WordPress. Whether it's tradeshow booths, video/TV, graphic design, presentations, magazine, tearsheet, and catalog layout, corporate identity packages, or just about any other kind of visual communication project, he's worked on it!

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