I would like to take advantage of the settings I can set under
admin/structure/types/manage/node_type/display when i render my custom fields in
node--node_type.tpl.php but using the following code I just get some sort of default display setting:
<?php print render( field_view_field('node', $node, 'field_date', array('label' => 'hidden')) ); ?>
This prints my date in the long format, but under /display I already set it to medium. Also I have already set the label as hidden under the display settings.
How can I use those settings and only override them if I want to? Or is field_view_field() not the right function?