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By default, the_excerpt() displays the content before the <!--more-->, trimming it at ~50 words.

Is there any way to prevent this trimming functionality when the <!--more--> is present, but still have it work when <!--more--> is absent?

Thanks!

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Here's the hacky way I figured it out:

if (preg_match('/<!--more-->/', $post->post_content)) {
    $content = apply_filters('the_content',get_the_content(''));
    echo ($content);
} else {
    the_excerpt();
}

(Note that I have a separate "Read More" link after this snippet; if you're wanting to use The Content's default Read More link, remove the space from get_the_content();.

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