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I have an issue when using the_content() -- the footer of the page disappears and no errors are displayed.

When I change the_content() to get_the_content() and echo this results then it works fine.

What's the issue behind this scenario?

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An important difference from the_content() is that get_the_content() does not pass the content through the 'the_content'. This means that get_the_content() will not auto-embed videos or expand shortcodes, among other things.

If you find yourself annoyed with formatting of the content, more specifically the added p-tags that WordPress puts into the content that you didn’t. Just use and you will remove those tags.

get_the_content();

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