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Kirby Chopper Plugin for Kirby 3

Kirby's built in Excerpt takes an all or nothing approach to stripping html tags, and only works on characters. This plugin creates excerpts from fields via KirbyText but keeps any HTML tags, with the ability to define the tags you wish to keep. Also works on whole words, as well as characters.

Commerical Usage

This plugin is free but if you use it in a commercial project please consider to



To use this plugin, place all the files in site/plugins/chopper/.


composer require hashandsalt/kirby-chopper


Defaults to limiting to Words and appending an ellipsis, so if you just want 20 words and an ellipsis on the end:

<?= $page->yourtextfield()->chopper(20) ?>

To trim to 200 characters and append ellipsis on the end:

<?= $page->yourtextfield()->chopper(200, 'chars') ?>

To trim to 50 words and append an arrow on the on the end:

<?= $page->yourtextfield()->chopper(50, 'words', '→') ?>

To change the default list of kept tags, add this line to your config.php and amend accordingly:

'hashandsalt.chopper.keep' => '<p><a><strong><em><sub><sup><blockquote><figure><img><h1><h2><h3><h4><h5><h6>',


This plugin was built using Kirby 3.0. Will not work on earlier versions.


Based on the work of Partrick Galbraith (

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