To get the post or page content inside WordPress functions.php with all the HTML tags you need to use the_content filter.
This method of getting the content data is very helpful when creating custom REST API points or Plugins.
global $post; $my_variable = apply_filters('the_content', get_post_field('post_content', $post->id));
You have probably landed here after browsing the WEB for “get_the_content() is not formated properly” or something similar. The reason is that get_the_content() is not passed
through the ‘the_content’ filter. Wich means that $my_variable = apply_filters(‘the_content’, get_the_content($post->id)); will work as well. The reason I’m usingÂ get_post_field(‘post_content’, $post->id) is because sometimes inÂ get_the_content() and the_content()Â Â functions a variable sent to a PHP count() could be NULL and that is an issue for PHP 7.2
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