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I can't figure out how to get the original post_id of a specific page if that page has been set as the static posts page of the blog.

I have a page that normally has a post_id of 95, but as soon as I set it to the static posts page, it returns a post_id of 0 and it's causing me lots of headaches.

How can I retrieve the original post_id - which is stored in the DB because it comes right back if I make it not the static posts page any longer.

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Try global $post, and then $post->id. –  Rutwick Gangurde Oct 6 '11 at 7:05
    
Wow, I don't know why I hadn't tried that before. Interestingly, it DOES return me a post_id however it's not the right one! Instead of the expected id of 95, I get id of 336 which is a completely different post. Anyone have any ideas why this is? –  Jonathan van Clute Oct 6 '11 at 7:17
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the id of the posts page is:

$posts_page_id = get_option( 'page_for_posts' );

the conditional tag for the posts page would be: is_home()

edit: the id of the static front page is:

$front_page_id = get_option( 'page_on_front' );
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Thanks but this isn't at all related to my question. I need to know how to get the original post_id of the home/posts page, not to tell if it IS the home/posts page in the first place. –  Jonathan van Clute Oct 6 '11 at 18:15
    
Oops, I stand somewhat corrected as I misunderstood. This DOES return the original post_id of the posts page, which is half the battle! But it does not return the original post_id of the home page. So thank you very much for this, I just need this one last piece... anyone know how to get the original post_id of the home page? –  Jonathan van Clute Oct 6 '11 at 19:02
    
afaik, you didn't ask for the static front page id - now edited into my answer. –  Michael Oct 6 '11 at 19:10
    
Yep thanks, I had JUST figured this out a few minutes ago. Unfortunately neither is returning anything for some strange reason: if(is_home()){ $postid = get_option( 'page_for_posts' ); }elseif(is_front_page()){ $postid = get_option('page_on_front'); } $postid comes up empty every time. Any idea why? –  Jonathan van Clute Oct 6 '11 at 19:11
    
if neither is set in 'settings -> reading' both get_option() return nothing. where exactly have you used the code? –  Michael Oct 6 '11 at 19:13
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