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How do I retrieve just the text of a post in WordPress not including any pictures?

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You will need to edit the wordpress theme to do this. If you know how to do this, all you need to do is replace the_content(); with this below:

<?php ob_start();
the_content('Read the full post',true);
$postOutput = preg_replace('/<img[^>]+./','', ob_get_contents());
echo $postOutput; ?>

And all images will be removed from your posts.

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