How the excerpts are chosen in MailPoet

You can select to insert full posts or excerpts in the visual editor.

This is option is available in 2 places. When you insert posts:

Or when you insert latest posts for auto newsletters (starting in version 2.0):

Which excerpt does MailPoet prioritize?

1. manual excerpt, which is an extra field in your post's page:

2. The more tag, which is you the user select when writing a post:

3. The first 60 words, if none of the two above are set.

How to increase this number of words? We offer the filter " mailpoet_excerpt_length".

These are samples. Select one of them and paste into your [current-theme]/functions.php.

/**
 * An example of using the filter: mpoet_excerpt_length, in which we are increasing 40 additional words
 * @param int $number_of_words
 * @return int
 */
function mailpoet_excerpt_length1($number_of_words) {
    return $number_of_words + 40;
}
add_filter('mpoet_excerpt_length','mailpoet_excerpt_length1',99,2);
 
/**
 * An example of using the filter: mpoet_excerpt_length, in which we are increasing to 100 words
 * @param int $number_of_words
 * @return int
 */
function mailpoet_excerpt_length2() {
    return 100;
}
add_filter('mpoet_excerpt_length','mailpoet_excerpt_length2',99);