I'm in the midst of moving my photoblog over to WP 1.3 from MT. MT provides an entry field and an extended entry field and WP seems do the same using the <!-- more --> tag. I have looked around in the forums and the wiki(s) but there doesn't seem to be a way to fetch just that extended text. Am I wrong?
This seems to be fine for a text blog because the content is all text and can be handled as one entity. However, with a photoblog, it works nicely to have the entry be the main image, the "more" text to be optional text or description accompanying the image and then the excerpt being the thumbnail. Then if you can access each of those elements, you have a bit more flexibility in layout. (Yes, I'm sure I can could handle it by putting the image tag in a custom tag, but I'm currently working from the way the mt-import.php script placed my data.)
The question is if there is a way to access that text outside of "the_content()" that I have overlooked? If there isn't, I'll write a plugin to access it but I also wanted to make the case for this addition to the core. I think the extra flexibility wouldn't hurt the masses and it would facilitate in particular photo sites.