Write Custom function in function.php

 

you should be able to put the above into your functions and this

<?php echo 'Excerpt: '.get_the_twitter_excerpt(); ?>

into your loop.

 

You can also use

<?php echo substr(get_the_excerpt(), 0,30); ?>

 

Use this function if you’re planning on using it more than once with a different amount of characters.

Call the function plus the amount of characters –

<?php echo get_excerpt(125); ?>