I'd like to know whether anybody has heard of , or created a workaround to the following problem:

let's say there is a plugin which has code like this,

    //do something and return the content
    //just return the content,dont modify it in any way.

now in my plugin there is code like this

    $doggy = apply_filters('the_content',$content)

but because the author of the earlier plugin has specified the is_singular, my $doggy WILL NOT get the content with the changes that the earlier plugin would have applied otherwise. As a result i wont be able to use the actual final content to do whatever i want in my plugin.

Any help is appreciated, since i just read an article where the author says, "the is singular has been designed so that the filters apply only within the main WP query." So i have an additional question - as to whether there is any way to intercept this. I would like to use this apply filters action inside my code like this,

$data["post_content"] = apply_filters('the_content',$data["post_content"])
$data["post_content"] = my_func($data["post_content"]);
return $data;

and manipulate the story content, after applying all the filters that would be eventually applied to the content, and then returning the data.

I hope i have explained things clearly. I need a workaround, since i dont think an official solution exists. AND-- doing what i need to do ---using--- save post or publish post is NOT AN OPTION FOR MY PURPOSE. Also i cannot do this on the_content filter. I NEED A SOLUTION THAT WORKS BEFORE THE POST DATA IS INSERTED INTO THE DATABASE. SO please do not suggest that.

Best Regards, app_maniac.

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    it's not clear why you'd want to do this, filters on the_content are not supposed to be used on data being inserted into the database, it's only for output to the page – Milo Feb 8 '13 at 17:46
  • do you have any suggestions on how i could do what i want to do? it would really help. – user1895623 Feb 8 '13 at 18:19

You can try to remove the filter

remove_filter('the_content', 'some_func');

and add it again with your customized version of some_func() called some_func_mod():

add_filter('the_content', 'some_func_mod');
  • hello birgire,could you please elaborate a bit?? i dont quite understand how this will help me get the modified content( by the other plugin) – user1895623 Feb 8 '13 at 21:13
  • the idea is to use your own function instead of some_func(), so you can overwrite it that way ;-) – birgire Feb 9 '13 at 20:14

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