After I updated my WordPress to 4.2.2

I minified my code :

<?php while( $teamGroup->have_posts()) : $teamGroup->the_post(); ?>
    if (get_the_excerpt()) { ?>
    <?php echo get_the_excerpt(); ?>
  <?php } ?>
<?php endwhile;?>

I'm getting the excerpt from here:
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But if excerpt is empty I got this unwanted text <!-- value: -->

  • That is neither Core WordPress nor PHP. It looks like an HTML comment but I am betting that it is a kind of markdown. What plugins are you running? – s_ha_dum Jun 11 '15 at 13:47
  • Assuming you don't want to show something else when the excerpt is empty. (else you would have taken care for it?!) Try a filter to see if it shows a msg in return when left empty(empty excerpt is meant here) – Charles Jun 11 '15 at 16:02
  • if (strpos($my_excerpt,'<!-- value') !== true) { (PHP) I just filter it with this statements – Jows Jun 11 '15 at 16:06
  • But how did that markup get in there in the first place? And then remove it or fix what is broken. That is the correct approach to solving this problem. – s_ha_dum Jun 11 '15 at 16:33

This little function I created to see what happends when...
Outcome here was showing the excerpt as wished when filled out in backend and if left empty it keeps blank.

I have no idea why you have filter it that way but that is the way you wish I assume.

add_filter( 'get_the_excerpt', 'if_excerpt_left_empty_show_this' );
function if_excerpt_left_empty_show_this( $excerpt ) {

   if (strpos($excerpt,'<!-- value') !== true) {
       return $excerpt;

Maybe it helps a little? If totally incorrect, please do say and I will delete it.

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  • This will ameliorate the issue, but the fix would be to find out why that content is in the excerpt and remove the source of the problem. +1 though – s_ha_dum Jun 11 '15 at 17:44

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