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For link post formats to appear in my archive.php I'm using the following code:

<a href="<?php echo wp_trim_words( get_the_content(), 100 ); ?>">
<?php the_content(); ?>

Of course, this creates a validation error due to a <p> being inside an <a>. I'm seeking a solution to fix this validation error.

This is the most intuitive way I can dream up for easy link post formats (of course, I'm open to suggestions).

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You can temporarily remove the filter that adds paragraph tags:

// remove the filter
remove_filter( 'the_content', 'wpautop' );

// output content

// add the filter again
add_filter( 'the_content', 'wpautop' );
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I'm not sure this is a satisfying solution. – AndrettiMilas Oct 4 '12 at 18:09
@siouxfan45 perhaps elaborate on why it's not? – Milo Oct 4 '12 at 19:01
If put in functions.php, this will remove the <p> tag from all occurrences of the_content. I'm seeking to remove it in this one scenario. – AndrettiMilas Oct 4 '12 at 20:59
@siouxfan45 which is why above I remove the filter, output the content, then immediately re-add the filter. this would go directly in your template where you want the content to appear without p tags, not in functions.php – Milo Oct 4 '12 at 21:20

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