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HTMLText Question


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7 March 2009 at 6:11am Community Member, 115 Posts


I am reading the documentation on HTMLText useage in a template (, and was wondering if I can combine some of the different displays.

For example, what if I wanted to display the first 10 words, but strip out all HTML. Could I use something like


What I am finding, by just using the LimitWordCount, is that bold text is appearing with a ** around it, which I'd like to avoid for this display.


15 March 2009 at 8:16am Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

Nope, you can't chain these commands in the template. Workaround: Make a custom controller method, e.g.
function ContentNoHtmlLimitWordCount() {
$content = $this->obj('Content')->NoHTML();
return $content->LimitWordCount(10);

Ugly, but does the job...


15 March 2009 at 2:00pm Administrator, 685 Posts

I've added a ticket describing a fix that will make it easier to change NoHTML and LimitWordCount -