SmartTrim is a plugin for Movable Type 4 that aims to provide a smarter trimming global modifier than words or trim_to.
The stock MT global modifier words cuts at a certain number of words without any control on the resulting length, it will also remove all HTML tags. trim_to cuts to a specific length but can cut a string in the middle of a word and can also output invalid HTML in the form of unclosed tags.
SmartTrim: - trims a string to a target character length without cutting words - will close any unclosed tags if the source contains HTML - can append an optional ending string like an ellipsis to the result
Movable Type versions: 4.3