There are plenty of plugins for WordPress that allow you to add social share buttons to your Posts and Pages. Usually, these plugins are bloated. They require a lot of CSS-overrides to make it fit with your theme’s design. Some even slow your site down, because they’re not coded well or are packed with a bunch of options you don’t need. Well, to hell with code-bloat! I want your site to be fast. Today I’m going to show you a really simple way to add your own social share buttons to your WordPress blog.
Text-overflow: ellipsis. In human language: gracefully cut off any text and replace it with ‘…’ when there’s no more space left for text. An absolutely beautiful CSS property, don’t you think? Think again. This only works on the first and only line of text within a text block. It removes everything after that. Not Cool, CSS! But not to worry. Today I will show you a clean and simple alternative to line clamping using PHP.