Limit excerpt length by characters in wordpress

Copy the below code and paste into Function.php.

function get_the_twitter_excerpt(){

$excerpt = get_the_content();

$excerpt = strip_shortcodes($excerpt);

$excerpt = strip_tags($excerpt);

$the_str = substr($excerpt, 0, 20);

return  $the_str;


Call this function where you want to display your limeted characters:like below

<?php echo substr(get_the_excerpt(), 0,30); ?>

     //Here..(30) is size of character.(User define)

<?php echo get_the_twitter_excerpt(); ?>

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