the_content( string $more_link_text = null, bool $strip_teaser = false )

Display the post content.



(string) (Optional) Content for when there is more text.

Default value: null


(bool) (Optional) Strip teaser content before the more text.

Default value: false

More Information

If the quicktag <!--more--> is used in a post to designate the “cut-off” point for the post to be excerpted, the_content() tag will only show the excerpt up to the <!--more--> quicktag point on non-single/non-permalink post pages. By design, the_content() tag includes a parameter for formatting the <!--more--> content and look, which creates a link to “continue reading” the full post.

Notes about <!--more--> :
  • No whitespaces are allowed before the “more” in the <!--more--> quicktag. In other words <!-- more --> will not work!
  • The <!--more--> quicktag will not operate and is ignored in Templates where just one post is displayed, such as single.php.
  • Read Customizing the Read More for more details.


File: wp-includes/post-template.php

function the_content( $more_link_text = null, $strip_teaser = false ) {
	$content = get_the_content( $more_link_text, $strip_teaser );

	 * Filters the post content.
	 * @since 0.71
	 * @param string $content Content of the current post.
	$content = apply_filters( 'the_content', $content );
	$content = str_replace( ']]>', ']]&gt;', $content );
	echo $content;


Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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