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Limiting the length of the displayed product description.

Submitted by shabbysheep on Fri, 2017-01-27 00:44 in

Hi all, I would like to limit the length of product list descriptions so that my pages become more consistent in length. An older post (2009) describes how to do acheive this (, but the PT code has changed somewhat since then. What would be up-to-date code to limit descriptions to a given amount of characters? (and also give clean breaks after the last word).


Submitted by support on Fri, 2017-01-27 08:17


You can now use the tapestry_substr() function which will break the description on the next space following the length specified, so if you edit html/product.php and look for the following code at line 44:

      <p><?php print $product_main["description"]; ?></p>

...and REPLACE with:

      <p><?php print tapestry_substr($product_main["description"],200,"..."); ?></p>

(the third parameter is an optional postfix string that the function will add if the string is truncated)

Hope this helps!