Now available: FWP+: Limit size of posts(posted on 16 February 2010)
I’m happy to announce the initial release (2010.0120) of FWP+: Limit size of posts, an open-source add-on module for the FeedWordPress feed syndication tool. Limit Size of Posts provides a simple interface for limiting the size of incoming syndicated posts to no more than a fixed number of words, or a fixed number of characters.
The module can be installed and activated like a normal WordPress plugin. Once activated, it will add a new section to the Syndication –> Posts & Links settings, which allows you to control whether syndicated posts will be limited in length, and if so, what the limit on the length will be. Posts that exceed the length you set (in words or characters) will be excerpted, with an ellipsis (
…) added at the point where the post was broken off.
(As an advanced feature, you can actually control and alter the string that appears at the end of a size-limited post; for an illustration of how to do this, see the included
fwplsop-read-more-link.php module, which demonstrates how to change the string from an ellipsis to a link back to the full text of the article at its original source.)
Compatibility with Add Attribution for FeedWordPress. Please note that this add-on module has a potential conflict with older versions of Add Attribution for FeedWordPress. In order to ensure compatibility, all you need to do is download and install the most recent release of Add Attribution (version 2010.0207 as of this writing) in place of older versions of the add-on.
Download and enjoy! As always, if you have any issues with the release, or if there is anything that you would like to see included in a future release, please use the comments form or drop me a line to let me know about it.