This plugin generates a better excerpt for multibyte language users (Chinese, for example). Besides, it keeps the html tags in the excerpt.

Main features of the plugin:

1. It supports multibyte language (such as Chinese). It will not produce gibberish as some other excerpt plugins do.

2. The html tags in the original posts, i.e., the font styles, colors, hyperlinks, pictures and such are preserved in the excerpt.

3. For better readability, it displays 300 characters for each post on the homepage and 150 characters for each post on archive pages.


1. Unzip and upload the `wp-utf8-excerpt` directory to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory

2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

And it’s done!

If it does work, look in your theme directory, edit the index.php file by changing

<?php the_content(); ?>



     if (is_single() or is_page()) {


     } else {