Hugo summaryLength Doesn't Work?

Dear All

I added {{ .Summary }} on my list.html like this ->

{{ partial "head.html" . }}
{{ partial "header.html" . }}

<main class="main">

<header class="post-entry">
<a href="{{ .Permalink }}">
<h1>{{ .Title }}</h1>
</a>
</header>

{{ range (.Paginate (.Pages).Reverse).Pages }}
<article class="post-entry">
<a href="{{ .Permalink }}">
<header class="entry-header">
<h2>{{ .Title }}</h2>
</header>
<section class="entry-content">
{{ if eq .Section "quote" }}
<blockquote>
<h3>
{{ .Summary }}
{{ if .Truncated }} ... {{ end }}
</h3>
</blockquote>
{{ else }}
<h3>
{{ .Summary }}
{{ if .Truncated }} ... {{ end }}
</h3>
<div class="read-more">➜</div>
{{ end }}
</section>
</a>
</article>
{{ end }}

<nav class="pagination">
<a class="prev" href="{{ if .Paginator.HasPrev }}{{ .Paginator.Prev.URL }}{{ else }}#{{ end }}">« Prev</a>
<a class="next" href="{{ if .Paginator.HasNext }}{{ .Paginator.Next.URL }}{{ else }}#{{ end }}">Next »</a>
</nav>

</main>

{{ partial "footer.html" . }}

Also I added summaryLength: 30 on my config.yaml like this ->

baseURL: https://angora.me

title: Bayu Angora

paginate: 6
paginatePath: /
summaryLength: 30

permalinks:
  blog: /:title/
  poem: /:title/
  quote: /:title/

The paginate: 6 and paginatePath: / is work without any issue. But the summaryLength: 30 is doesn’t work and display randomly. Sometime less than 30, sometimes more than 40 like this -> https://angora.me/blog/

How to fix this summaryLength?

Regards

Hi!

I did not look into Hugo’s source code, but I think summaryLength respects a combination of the number of words and paragraphs.

If summaryLength does not fit you could use something like

{{ .Content | safeHTML | truncate 300 }}

I really like your website layout!

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Thanks, @Grob. Now I use {{ .Summary | truncate 120 }} and it works. I just curious, if summaryLength still respecting combination of words and paragraph, then it only works for truncating article with long first paragraph, right?

Yes, that’s the current behaviour.

This ‘article’ won’t be truncated at all:


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I am not quite whether this really is the intended default behaviour.