PHP Return String From String Using Word Limit Examples

Some times, it might be useful to extract string from a given string, based upon the word count. A good example of this is an excerpt of WordPress. As you know, an “excerpt” is just a sneak peak of the article. And it is limited by it’s word count (or any other desired criteria). So how can we achieve the same result in PHP? In this article, I am going to share easy ways to return text from a given text, based upon the word count limit. So follow along for more info.

How To Limit String Using Word Count

Let’s see how to do this with an example.

Example: Consider the following string on which we apply word limit using PHP

Now let’s limit the above string to a word count of 10 and then return the result. Use the following code to do so:


If you count the number of word in the above Output, you will notice that there are only 10 words. This is exactly what we wanted.

That’s it!

Do you know of any other ways to limit string using word count in PHP? Feel free to suggest by commenting below.

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