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the_generator() WP 2.5.0

Display the generator XML or Comment for RSS, ATOM, etc.

Returns the correct generator type for the requested output format. Allows for a plugin to filter generators overall the 'the_generator' filter.

Hooks in function
Return

Nothing (null).

Usage

the_generator( $type );
$type(string) (required)
The type of generator to output - (html|xhtml|atom|rss2|rdf|comment|export).

Code of the generator: wp-includes/general-template.php VER 5.0.3

<?php
function the_generator( $type ) {
	/**
	 * Filters the output of the XHTML generator tag for display.
	 *
	 * @since 2.5.0
	 *
	 * @param string $generator_type The generator output.
	 * @param string $type           The type of generator to output. Accepts 'html',
	 *                               'xhtml', 'atom', 'rss2', 'rdf', 'comment', 'export'.
	 */
	echo apply_filters( 'the_generator', get_the_generator($type), $type ) . "\n";
}