the_content into a variable (3 posts)

  1. AndreSC
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Inside an already severly customised Loop, I want to use the_excerpt to show the excrpt but want to also parse the content that would normally be displayed by the_content with php for some special customisation, e.g. show a reduced version of the first image in the post. Is this at all do-able? (as a quick php hack) or would something like this require creating a whole plugin?


  2. Michael_
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For parsing content I would write a plugin.

    See http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API

    add_filter('the_content', 'your_parser_function', 10);

  3. AndreSC
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanx. Would that neccesarily change the_content throughout or could it involve an extra parameter via the template file to indicate if the plugin should be used or not?

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