Is there a way where I can get the default output of the_content in WordPress post? Some of the plugin is using add_filter to the content to add their desired result like related post plugins where they add the result at the end of the content of a post. What I want to happen is to get the default formatting functions of WordPress without any additional filters from other plugins.

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Yes you can access the post_content property in the loop from the $post object

if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); 
  echo $post->post_content
endwhile; endif;

Mention that the post_content is coming straight from the database. All 'the_content' filters will not be applied.

For more properties see the post codex

  • Thanks for responding @s_ferdie but what I want to get is the default post_content with just the filters coming wordpress core. Oct 10, 2015 at 17:32

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