[wp-hackers] newlines from rich text editor do not convert to paragraphs

Davit Barbakadze jayarjo at gmail.com
Sat Dec 19 10:58:11 UTC 2009

Thank you Jeremy. That was a key point, I haven't realized until now.

apply_filters('the_content', $something)

It's huge!

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 10:57 PM, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 1:45 PM, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Ken Newman <Ken at adcstudio.com> wrote:
>>> You can apply the filter yourself:
>>>> $filtered_content = apply_filters('the_content', get_the_post_content());
>>>>  Would it be considered good practice do this, say, in child theme's
>>> function file?
>> Yes, it doesn't matter where you're putting this code.
> I think this is the right approach. I do the
> apply_filters('the_content', $something) trick often to get things
> like [shortcodes] to work in category descriptions, author bios etc.
> It's not really Ideal as its supposed to be tied to showing post body
> content, but in practice it tends to work really well. Most plugins
> add their filtering to that hook so whatever you pass in gets the full
> treatment in most cases.
> Moving the default filters to get_the_content() seems dangerous to me,
> especially for reverse compatibility. Past uses of that filter would
> assume specifically that the content would NOT have paragraphs etc
> added to it, which could be important for a lot of reasons. It's also
> logically consistent that get_the_content() would return the
> database-formatted text, there are lots of situations where that is a
> valuable tool and taking care of the filtering yourself after is
> reasonable if you are being that elaborate with your manipulations.
> Obviously themes shouldn't mess around with $post->post_content unless
> they know what they're doing. I can't help thinking that adding that
> to a theme without any add_filter('the_content') must have been done
> with almost no testing of its effects on posting (I've done this
> before! It caused bugs cause I did almost no testing of posting!)
> --
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Davit Barbakadze

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