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I'm working on a project where I use WordPress admin hooked up with Laravel. I use WP to edit and create posts and Laravel to query the database. I also use shortcodes.

Is it possible to call the do_shortcode() function when saving post content so that the "compiled" version goes into the database and not the shortcode version?

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So I found my answer in the codex.

content_save_pre() is my friend. Here is the usage:

function my_sanitize_content( $content ) {
    return do_shortcode($content);
}
add_filter( 'content_save_pre' , 'my_sanitize_content' , 10, 1);

Haven't tried it yet, it should work I suppose.

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