It depends on whether the function "the_title()" is returning or echoing the title.
If it is returning the title then yes, you can apply the substr function. If it is echoing the title then no, you can not apply the substr function.
You need to look for and find that function.
(I have a feeling it is echoing the title)
Last edited by TFlan; 01-10-2013 at 10:02 PM..