Strip of HTML and cut a piece of text, either by character or word count.

Author:Rodrigo Lanas van Lamoen (profile at
WordPress version required:2.0
WordPress version tested:3.1.4
Plugin version:1.2.0
Added to WordPress repository:16-03-2011
Last updated:16-03-2011
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A couple of simple php functions that, when passed a string of text and a length value, strips the text of html tags and markup, and cuts it to the specified length.

clencut_w returns the given number of words or less, cleancut_c returns given number of characters or less. Only complete words are returned.

They can be called as cleancut_w($string,$length) and cleancut_c($string,$length=50) from any template file.

Example: <?php $text_clean = cleancut_w($sometext,50); echo $text_clean; ?>.