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Opened 19 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

#1517 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

get_the_excerpt() causes Apache to hang

Reported by: s_g's profile s_g Owned by: skippy's profile skippy
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 1.5.1
Component: Template Keywords: excerpt the_excerpt get_the_excerpt bg|2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:


the_excerpt calls get_the_excerpt, which causes Apache to hang. get_the_excerpt tries to apply the filter get_the_excerpt, which it shouldn't. the_excerpt already applies the proper filter (the_excerpt). This should be changed as follows:

function get_the_excerpt($fakeit = true) {
	global $id, $post;
	$output = '';
	$output = $post->post_excerpt;
	if (!empty($post->post_password)) { // if there's a password
		if ($_COOKIE['wp-postpass_'.COOKIEHASH] != $post->post_password) {  // and it doesn't match the cookie
			$output = __('There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.');
			return $output;

	return $output;

If you didn't notice the change:

return apply_filters('get_the_excerpt', $output);

was changed to:

return $output;

Change History (2)

#1 @skippy
19 years ago

  • Keywords bg|2nd-opinion added
  • Owner changed from anonymous to skippy
  • Status changed from new to assigned

wp-includes/default-filters.php line 69 defines a filter to apply on get_the_excerpt:

add_filter('get_the_excerpt', 'wp_trim_excerpt');

#2 @Nazgul
18 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

I cannot reproduce this.

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