Ever wanted to display the title of a post somewhere but limit the amount of characters that are shown? For instance, this post has a very long title, and if I were to use
<?php echo the_title() ?> it would show as follows: Limit the characters that display on the_title.
That may not fit well on one line in lets say a widget or small width
div. So here is a neat trick you can use:
<?php $title = the_title('','',FALSE); echo substr($title, 0, 11); ?>
Pretty simple huh, just note the bold numbers, in this case 11 character would output like this: Limit the c.
Thanks to Tattershall Way for this snippet.