Increase amount of words on blog title


My blog titles are limited to only 9 words instead of 55 characters. I tried to see if I can adjust this in the wp-includes/formatting.php but I can’t find any reference to it limiting it nor in functions.php.

Is the limit set by the theme. I am using Shapely. I could give you a link to the web-page if necessary so you can verify what I am talking about.

Thank you in advance for all your help.


Hi there

Hope you are having a good day and thank you for your question :slight_smile:
Yes, please provide a link to the page where we can see the problem
Colorlib Support Team


Thank you for your response. Here a link of the page where I am talking about:

Nor in the blog itself or the general blogpage it shows the full title.


Hello there,

I hope you are doing well today.

Please try using the following guide to change the character limit:

Best Regards,

Hello again,
I tried this, and emptied the page cache and deleted the cookies, but unfortunately it didn’t solve the issue. Do you have any other suggestions?

Thank you for your help so far.

Best regards,

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Thank you Noda.

As requested here is the link.

WP is in Dutch but I hope this won’t be a big issue for you. Let me know if you have any questions


Ok, please check again, i think its fixed now :slight_smile:


Yes I believe it is too. Thank you so much for this, I am really grateful for your efforts.

I am really curious what was causing this issue and how you fixed it. Are there any consequences when I update the theme?

Hope you have a great day.


HI dreamchaser

I changed one function in file, unfortunately i cant recall file name, but if you grant me access again i can give you name an line of the code

Hi Noda,

Thank you for your message. Due to personal reasons I wasn’t able to get back to you sooner. Since there was an update on Shapely now more then ever am I curious on the way you fixed it.

The link to temporary login is:

Also I have noticed the issue to come back.

Thanks again in advance for all your efforts.

Kind regards,


In the file template-parts/content.php on the line 64 you will see this code:
<a href="<?php echo esc_url( get_the_permalink() ); ?>"><?php echo wp_trim_words( get_the_title(), 9 ); ?></a>

change it to this:

<a href="<?php echo esc_url( get_the_permalink() ); ?>"><?php echo wp_trim_words( get_the_title(), 90 ); ?></a>

but please note, since you do not have a child them i made changes in parent theme which is not a good idea, (You lost changes during the update) now, go ahead and set up a child theme and copy this file in the child theme