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I am digging up posts with a specific slug:


$postSlug = 'abc'

$args = array(
          'post_name' => $postSlug,
          'post_type' => 'post',
          'post_status' => 'publish'
    $slugPosts = get_posts($args);

Output of $slugPosts[0]->post_name:

$slugPosts[0]->post_name = 'xyz'

What am I doing wrong here? How can I get a post from a slug?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Aha, despite there being a postmeta field of post_name->'slug', the correct syntax (which mirrors that of WP_Query, is

$args = array(
      'name' => $postSlug,
      'post_type' => 'post',
      'post_status' => 'publish'
$slugPosts = get_posts($args);

Where 'name' is the key in the query (for posts, 'postname' for page).

Doesn't make much sense but might as well stick it as an answer.

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