I'm trying to pull raw post content in order to identify if a particular shortcode is used, and if so, what its properties are. All of the properties of my $post object return what I expect except for post_content, which seems to give me an empty value. I've tried removing all markup from the body in order to avoid any potential pre-processing, but even then I get nothing. Here's how I try for the content;
$content_post = get_post($post->ID, OBJECT, 'edit'); $content = $content_post->post_content;
I got the same result using
$content_post = get_post($post->ID, OBJECT, 'raw');
Similarly trying to pull the body with
$post_content = get_the_content("", false, $post->ID);
Got me nothing.
I did also try
$post_content = apply_filters('the_content', $post->post_content);
Which got me back an empty span;
This being my first WP project, I'm hoping I missed something simple...
Update: I do see the expected text in the post_content field in the zl_posts table.