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WooCommerce: Truncate Short Description With “Read More” Toggle

by adminkys

In this example we’ll see how to truncate the WooCommerce single product short description and place a “read more” link to reveal the hidden content…

You can also apply this to the long description, a custom product tab, the product gallery, and whatever can be truncated. Enjoy!

After applying the code below, a… long “short description” is now limited to 40 characters and a brand new “Read more” link appears. On click, the hidden text is revealed.

PHP Snippet: Truncate Short Description & Replace With “Read More” Link @ WooCommerce Single Product Page

Note: the “show_char” variable defines the number of visible characters of the short description. In the example below I’m using 40.

 * @snippet       Truncate Short Description @ WooCommerce Single
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 * @author        Tutor Aspire
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 6
 * @donate $9     https://www.tutoraspire.com

add_action( 'woocommerce_after_single_product', 'tutoraspire_woocommerce_short_description_truncate_read_more' );

function tutoraspire_woocommerce_short_description_truncate_read_more() { 
wc_enqueue_js( '
var show_char = 40;
var ellipses = "... ";
var content = $(".woocommerce-product-details__short-description").html();
if (content.length > show_char) {
var a = content.substr(0, show_char);
var b = content.substr(show_char - content.length);
var html = a + "" + ellipses + "Read more" + b + "";
$(".read-more").click(function(e) {
$(".woocommerce-product-details__short-description .truncated").toggle();
' );

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