I am just intergrating my forum into my home page. Well the announcements bit anyway. Although I cant exactly go and post an entire Story on my nice spacey forum and then expect it to appear nicely in a small little box with the heading "Updates".
Now I do want to show some text and not just the title of the post so it makes the "Read More" link Phychologically more clickable
So i was wondering am I able to only show something like 20 words using a PHP or MySQL (since its comming from a Database) function at all do you think.
Any ideas are welcome.