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Shorten blog excerpt and remove categories from blog collection page (mobile view only).

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Site URL: https://designbycaitie.ca/blog

Hey there,

I found some code by Inside the Square to create a two-column layout for blog collection pages. It works great, but now my excerpts look wayyy too long, and the category tags take up too much space.

Can someone provide code to 1) REDUCE the excerpt to three lines ending in an ellipses, and 2) REMOVE the category tags, both changes on mobile view only?

Thank you!


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Try this as a solution, add to your Custom CSS:

@media only screen and (max-width:640px) {
  .blog-basic-grid .blog-excerpt p {
    white-space: pre-wrap;
    overflow: hidden;
    display: -webkit-box;
    -webkit-line-clamp: 2;
    -webkit-box-orient: vertical;
  .blog-basic-grid .blog-meta-section {

You can adjust how many lines the excerpt has by changing the 2 in this line -webkit-line-clamp: 2;
You may want to adjust the 640px depending on the breakpoint to match the one you used for the two column layout.

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Hey Ziggy,

 Your solution worked great so I added it to my desktop blog summaries as well, but it has caused extra white space to appear. I've tried tweaking the padding with no success. Do you know how this can be fixed?

(See attached image.)


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