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This is documentation about a configuration directive, which can be placed within Movable Type’s core configuration file, mt-config.cgi, to customize the behavior of the system.

The number of words in the excerpt displayed when you use the <$MTEntryExcerpt$> tag inside of your search results.

This setting is distinct from the “Number of words in excerpt” setting in your weblog configuration, because this setting is just used for excerpts in your search results.

Default value: 40


SearchExcerptWords 100

This directive was introduced in version 4.2. This directive deprecates ExcerptWords directive. The purpose and behavior of the two directives are exactly the same.