It is possible that I'm doing something wrong. Currently I'm using index.php as the main blog page. I have a page setup for the Blog and set it up in my Settings. When I try to get the Blog Page ID though it always shows the first posts ID instead. I'm not running any additional queries anywhere besides the normal Loop.

Why is my code showing the Post ID versus the Page ID?

Index.php Code:

<?php get_header(); ?>

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    echo $post->ID;  // First Post ID
    echo get_queried_object_id(); // First Post ID

<div id="content" class="blog">
<?php if(have_posts()) : ?>
                <?php while(have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
                    <div <?php post_class('blog-entry') ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
                            <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">
                                <?php the_title(); ?>
                            by Company <?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> / 
                            <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>/#comments">Share Comment</a>

                        <div class="entry">
                            <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

                        <p class="postmetadata">
                            <span style="text-align: left; float: left;">
                                <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="Read More">Continue Reading &raquo;</a>
                        <div class="clear"></div>
                <?php endwhile; ?>
                <div id="blogNav">
                    <span class="prev"><?php previous_posts_link('&laquo; Previous Page'); ?></span>
                    <span class="next"><?php next_posts_link('Next Page &raquo;'); ?></span>
            <?php endif; ?>
<?php get_footer(); ?>
  • We would have to see your code to tell you anything about it. Aug 30, 2013 at 17:06
  • Updated my question, it's all pretty standard though.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Aug 30, 2013 at 17:18

2 Answers 2


the 'posts page' ID when using a static front page and a different posts page is:

get_option( 'page_for_posts' )

in some context:

if( is_home() && get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) ) { 
  $page_ID = get_option( 'page_for_posts' ); 
  • Cool, good to know. I jtus find it strange it doesn't use the page ID.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Aug 30, 2013 at 19:04

Why don't just :

if( is_home() ) { 
  $page_ID = get_option( 'page_for_posts' ); 


  • Because get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) might not return a page ID.
    – fuxia
    Jan 17, 2019 at 5:52

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