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How to Extend the VirtueMart Short Product Description from 40 Characters to 400 Characters

You may be wondering why the short description of your product (often seen in the category view) is cut off.  The default of VirtueMart limits the short description display to 40 characters, and there is not currently an option to change it in VirtueMart 2.0.

This has to be changed in the backend files:


<?php echo shopFunctionsF::limitStringByWord($product->product_s_desc, 40, ‘…’) ?>

Change the 40 to what ever you would prefer (400, if that floats your boat), safe and refresh your page, and you should now see your new character limit in place.

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