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Juan Antonio Roig Bernat
Juan Antonio Roig Bernat
5,543 Points

What the difference between "get_" and "the_" at the begining of the wordpress functions?

I don`t get understand really well the difference between "get_" and "the_" at the begining of the wordpress functions. Could someone explain this or share some good link or tutorial that treats this on deep please?

Thank you in advance.

1 Answer

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,797 Points

Good question.

get_ just GETS the information to perhaps store in a variable

the_ will print the information out

<?php the_content(); ?>

will output

Test content

VS

<?php get_the_content(); ?>

will output nothing


To use get and output

<?php $content = get_the_content();
echo $content; ?>

will output

Test content
Juan Antonio Roig Bernat
Juan Antonio Roig Bernat
5,543 Points

Wow! Clear as water! :D Thank you very much Sue!

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,797 Points

Glad I could help.

:)