re: Thanks Steven. Looks good.
Thanks! I’m going to add a few options yet so this is a bit more configurable today and then release this as 2.0. When released you will be able to safely update to it.
re: one issue is there is floating image
Ahhh, yes, I see. Connections has a pretty smart post excerpt function as it allows some HTML and, in most cases, not truncate the post text mid sentence like the theme’s post excerpt in its latest post sections. Not a knocking on the theme at all. This is the way the core WordPress excerpt works. The one in Connections is somewhat better, imho.
Anyway, it allowed images, which is not really desirable for excerpts, so I removed that ability and now the floating image is gone :)