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Get page ID of page that is set as the posts page

In WordPress settings you can set a page as the Posts Page. This can be found: WP-Admin->Settings->Reading Settings->Front page displays How do I retrieve the page ID that is set in this ...
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How to get Author ID outside the loop

I can't get the post author ID outside the loop to make the get_the_author_meta work. So far I've tried different approaches: 1. $author_id=$post->post_author; 2. global $post; ...
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Are post ID's reliable?

I understand that post ID's are unique, but are they reliable as persistent data ID's? More specifically, is there a guarantee that, through a migration or another data exchange, post ID's will not ...
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Echo author ID in author.php

This is probably a super simple question. But how do I echo the ID of a user on author.php? I've tried the_author_meta('ID') But it didn't seem to want to work. I want to echo it at the end of a ...
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Get page IDs from nav items

I am trying to get all the IDs in my navigation and convert it to a string so that I can use it with wp_query to get the pages that are only listed in the nav. The code to get the IDs: $menu_name = ...
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get all posts ID from a category

Problem: I need to get an array of ID's of posts from a given category If the category have any posts. This is to be used on a plugin options page. So far I have: $posts = ...
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Settings API - creating reusable form elements?

I have a set of settings fields: (...) add_settings_field( 'Option1', 'Option 1', 'textarea', 'page1', 'plugin_options'); add_settings_field( 'Option2', 'Option 2', 'textarea', 'page1', ...
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Custom Walker: how to get ID in function start_lvl

I am making my first custom walker to build an accordion menu. To start with I used this example: http://bitacre.com/2025/custom-nav-menu-walker-for-wordpress-themes There are two functions. First ...
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How to get permalink and title from post ID?

I have stored an array of post IDs and I would like to list the posts as links, meaning I need to get the title and permalink for the post ID - $id. The list should be echoed out by the following if ...
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What is an alternative to get_page_by_title()?

I'm coding a theme where I want to display information in the footer that's only available on a template page. I have been using get_page_by_title() which works well if you know what the page will be ...
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get post author id outside loop

I need to place in post edit dashboard metabox with post author e-mail (or other user meta fields). So it can be edited when admin reviews this post. $meta_id = get_the_author_meta( 'user_email', ...
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Get current post id in functions.php

I have a wp_localize_script() function in my functions.php where I need to push the current post ID of the current post to a jQuery file. So I was wondering how you can get the current post ID of a ...
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How to add the category ID to admin page

I want to add the categories ID to admin page. I call it for my functions.php: require_once('includes/categories_custom_id.php'); The part of code: function categoriesColumnsHeader($columns) { ...
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3answers
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how to get page id of a page using page slug

Im pretty new to wordpress and I was wondering if I could get a page id with it's slug. Is it possible please let me know.
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5k views

ID for posts/blogs page

I have a website which has a static front page and a blog page where all the blogs are displayed. I am using my own theme and have created some custom meta boxes that display content in a sidebar ...
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How to obtain the user ID of the current profile being edited in WP-Admin?

Is there a way of obtaining the user ID of the profile being edited in wp-admin? I know it's in the URL if you are editing a user, EX: ./wp-admin/user-edit.php?user_id=427. Could always ...
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Post ID At The End Of Permalink URL Effects Performance (Positively)?

HARD NOTE: This question is solely about performance, and NOT search engine optimization. So, please make sure your answers are as such. W.r.t permalinks, "year" is the most obvious numeric of ...
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Get user id from email?

I'm working on an email system, and I'm onto the unsubscribing stage. Since most of my users would not know their user ID, I'm asking them to put their email into a text box (definitely preferred, ...
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How to get page's ID if I know the title only?

Is there an exact opposite funciton to this one: get_the_title(ID) I know there's: get_the_id() But it doesn't seem to accept any arguments. So, basically, I'm looking for something like: ...
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Is post ID number always incremental n+

I have one question. Will WordPress always assign new post post ID which is incremental n+? For example if I delete some posts, will WordPress use ID of deleted post for new post added in future?
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Creating a WordPress admin page without a menu for a plugin

I am writing a plugin, that will list a number of entries from a custom set of tables. I added the main page for the plugin using the following WordPress functions: // Add menu and pages to ...
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How can I display a specific user's first published post?

I'm looking for a way to display a user's first published post using their unique ID. I have a function that calls a list of specific users using their IDs, and would like to display the date the ...
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2answers
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How do I get the current edit page ID in the admin?

Most solutions I found are for front-end use. This is for a plugin, so the all activity is in the back-end. How do I get the page ID that's being currently use(edited) in the admin? Note I'm out of ...
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Get page id by title?

I'm using the following code to insert the content from another wp page into my main home page. Is it possible to make it work with a page title instead of an id number? Eg. Not $page_id = 518 but ...
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2answers
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Get ID of “root-page”

I have an url that looks like this http://apploadny.appload.nu/tjanster/webbutveckling/ I want to get the ID of the page "tjanster", how can i do that?
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Creating a Front-end based User Search

I am working on a membership site which requires a front-end user search. I have been searching for an answer like a mad man, and I could really use some help! While there are several plugins that ...
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Does the menu item ID ever change?

Does the ID Wordpress gives each menu item ever change? id="menu-item-1234" I've linked to it within my CSS, however this will be no use if this ID may change, for instance when the page is ...
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get menu id using its name

I have a menu name Social Network. I want to get the menus ID. I tried the following, but didn't succeed. global $wpdb; $menu_slug = 'social-network'; $menu_id = $wpdb->get_results( " ...
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Get the post_id of a new post

There are several ways to get the id of a post after it has been saved (auto, etc.), but is there a way to get the post id immediately after you create a new post? I am trying to create a directory ...
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1answer
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Why id in urls doesn't work and slug yes?

I'm lost, I don't understand why this works http://website.com/?tag=my-cat-slug and not this http://website.com/?tag=15 It's really annoying because wp_dropdown_categories() only provides ids as ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I get an array of all IDs from the current queried object?

I am trying to join an array of post IDs together. Right now, it seems my code is creating a separate array for each ID, instead of one array with each ID. This is the code that I have come up with. ...
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Does an article (post) id ever change?

So I'm working on a plugin for wordpress, and a novice at it as well. I need to use the ID of a wordpress post, or blog article rather, as a unique reference id, or lets say in database terms, a ...
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Get All IDs Of A Post Type Using WP_Query

I am trying to get a list of a custom post type's IDs using WP_Query, but it is returning undesired result, which is a memory leak and stuck browser. Here is the code I use: $the_query = new ...
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Is there a better, more efficient way to get the post id outside the loop?

Right now I am using: $wp_query->post->ID; I want to know if there is a better way for getting the post id that consumes less resources?
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get the_title_attribute by id

I'm creating a list with a few permalinks which I call to with <a href="<?php echo get_permalink($id); ?>" title=".... And for the title I want to call the_title_attribute(). But it seems it ...
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2answers
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On Category page, How can I get the category ID?

This might be very basic question, but I can't really get the category ID on category page (actually a category page of custom type post). Filename is taxonomy-item-category.php & URL is ...
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How can I receive the image id using the media box?

The code below allows me to retrieve the image string, when Insert to Post has been pressed, but what would be the correct way to retrieve the ID of the image? So I can retrieve all information ...
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Get previously visited page ID

I would like to get the ID (or permalink) of the page the visitor visited just before visiting the current page - in other words the ID of the last page in the browser history. Can this be done? Any ...
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Get a post_id where meta_value equals something in a serialized meta_value field

I'm storing CPT products' post IDs into CPT companies' post meta (meta_key = prefix_products). As a company can have multiple products, so I'm storing them into a PHP serialized array value. ...
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Transient unique names

What would be the correct way to assign a different name to each transient for each instance of a plugin used as a widget or shortcode?
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Shortcode for a link and thumbnail

<?php // Add Shortcode function blog_shortcode( $atts ) { // Attributes extract( shortcode_atts( array( 'id' => '', ), $atts ) ); // Code if (has_post_thumbnail()) { $url ...
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Exclude main blog from get_blogs_of_user

I use WordPress Multisite and in the sidebar i have a box that shows a list of blogs the logged in user is a member of. I'm looking for a way to exclude the mainblog from this list. The main blog ID ...
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custom admin thumbnail for videos, not getting post's id?

In the attachments edit page i'm trying to use the selected thumbnail instead of the default icon. 99% of the way there but i can't get the attachment's id into the function. Am i missing something ...
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How to get ID of images used in gallery?

How to get ID of images used in gallery? Using $gallery = get_post_gallery_images( $post ); I only get a string with thumbnails url, without image ID which is needed for basically everything. ...
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pass user id in slug and get user information

I have user id and I am getting all information using user id on page with slug. When I pass the user id in slug then I am not getting user information on page. For example I have ...
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1answer
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Can't get post ID in functions.php?

I need the current post id in a function , which I have written in functions.php. But I can't get the id . I have tried several method . Like get_the_ID() ; ----returns false global $post; ...
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Make slug as ID Number for custom post types

I want to make the slug for each of my custom post types to be the post ID number. How do I do this? None of my posts accept post title, content, or anything else - they require different data which ...
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ID of Front-Page

I like to get the ID of the selected front page. My page uses an Template for that page. I've read about get_option('page_on_front'), but this didn't work for me. Is there any function to get this ...
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Post-ID in url differs from $post->ID

I've got a page with a blogroll in the left column and a sidbar in the right one. When I try to retrieve the page-id inside of the sidebar like: echo $post->ID; echo get_the_ID(); The result is ...
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Add id to menu items in wp_nav_menu

I'm using wp_nav_menu in Wordpress to create my navigation The output is similar to this(I have removed href links) <nav id="pageNav"> <ul id="menu-headernav" class="menu"> ...