This is the correct way to render out fields using the power of the Field API. This adheres to Drupal 7 standards, and will avoid issues with things like localisation.
By creating a custom node.tpl.php template for your content type you can output your fields as you wish using PHP.
Printing a field from your node
<?php print render($content['field_name_here']); ?>
Printing an element of a field
Say you want to render out just the image path (URI), rather than the full image syntax. If you use 'manage display' it will output the entire image with all of it's attributes (<img> tag along with src, width, height, alt...)
<?php // field_my_image is the name of the image field // using field_get_items() you can get the field values (respecting multilingual setup) $field_my_image = field_get_items('node', $node, 'field_my_image'); // after you have the values, you can get the image URL (you can use foreach here) $my_image_url = file_create_url($field_my_image['uri']); print $my_image_url; ?>
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