php - Simple Wordpress Loop result completely wrong and full of breaks and <p> elements


I am trying to make a simple loop through my wordpress posts but when it comes to output the whole thing the loop puts it anywhere but not where I said, it should be. For example the loop adds breaks and

but they are not in my posts. I had this problem once but dont know anymore what i have done to get over this problem.


$args = array(
  'post_type' => 'post',
  'posts_per_page' => 4

$loop = new WP_Query($args);
if ($loop->have_posts()) {
  while ($loop->have_posts()) : $loop->the_post();
    $post_id = get_the_ID();
    $content = the_content();
    $headline = get_post_meta($post_id, 'headline', true);
    $subtitle = get_post_meta($post_id, 'untertitel', true);
    $class = wp_get_post_terms( $post_id, 'post_tag', $termsargs );
    $bgimage = wp_get_attachment_url( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID) );

    echo '<section >';
    echo '<article >';
    echo '<header>';
    echo '<h2><strong>'.$headline.'</strong></h2>';
    echo '<h3>'.$subtitle.'</h3>';
    echo '<div >';
    echo $content;
    echo '</div>';
    echo '</header>';
    echo '</article>';
    echo '</section>';

} else {
  echo __('Fehler!');


result of loop

What is going wrong here?




The functionthe_content() is printing the data. you should useget_the_content() instead.




I can see what's going wrong here. Theecho $content; line is printing improper HTML. I know this because you've said in your caption there are many<p> tags where they should not be; and you're not (visibly) printing any<p> tags in this block of code.

Investigate what this method is returning:$content = the_content(); That should do the trick.

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