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12.12.01

There's some big change in the template functions, that makes functions like the_content be just gateways to more advanced ones. Let me explain: first we have the_content() which extracts the conent of the post and displays it. The downside for a developer is that if you want to change the way it's displayed, you have to modify it. And if you want several ways to manipulate the data before displaying it, you just can't. Now I made the get_ functions for some functionnalities like title & content: these get_ functions just grab the content, then you can manipulate it as you want: the_content(), for example, now uses get_the_content() and puts html entities then displays it; the_content_unicode() does the same but substitutes with unicode characters.
Basically there is no change for you on the user's side, but if you ever wanted to do advanced stuff with b2, this is a good thing coming your way : ) 
michel v @ 19:27:27 185
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