My theme is a magazine style layout. On the front page, I have four columns that each show a preview of the most recent post from four different categories.
I would like for all of the excerpts to fill the allotted space and to display the <more...> link.
It is easy enough to set up a widget that posts a specific number of words, but because words come in many different sizes, I may have two excerpt that each contain 30 words, but one may take up five lines and the one next to it seven.
I can make a div to display the excerpt with the overflow set to hidden, but that hides the <more...> link at the end.
How can I make my post previews fill a specific space so that they each match each other?