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$Content.Summary() to show more than just first paragraph?


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27 August 2009 at 1:03am Community Member, 3 Posts


I want to display 4 recent articles on the Homepage, and a certain number of words or characters for each article, so even if an article has a short first sentence it will show a little of the second sentence to ensure that all 4 have a consistent amount of text. $Content.Summary() ends at the end of the first paragraph.

Is this possible, and if so how is it done?


27 August 2009 at 1:32am Community Member, 3 Posts

Okay, have found this page here:

Now the issue here is that any option seems to either stripe HTML tags altogether, so no paragraph breaks, or else LimitWordCountXML adds extgra <br /> tags for no apparent reason within the text.