Trying to be tricky here, I want to show a list of articles with their author and excerpt. I'm using a custom field and want the user to just be able to list the URLs on their own line and that's it.
Is there a way to look up the non-rewritten url based on the friendly one? Then just pull the article ID from there via regex?
To further clarify:
Say this is the URL http://www.site.com/2013/10/wearable-tech-trends-element14.html
Can I take it back (decode) to? http://www.site.com/?p=123
So I can grab the 123 and use that to find the author and excerpt.