How are you all. I am just struggling to make my custom select box keep retain select value in form when page is reload or user come on form via different navigation.

my select box is:

      $args = array('post_type'=> 'portfolio', 'posts_per_page' =>100, 'offset'=> 0);
      $myposts = get_posts( $args );
      foreach ( $myposts as $post ) : setup_postdata( $post ); ?>
      <option value="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></option>
      <?php endforeach;

in Core Php I know how to do this but in wordpress I am displaying post name in selectbox, so how can i achieve this, help would be appreciated....Thanks

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    You could use the_ID() as option value and get_queried_object_id() to look up in which post you are.
    – realloc
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 8:54
  • I am just beginner in wordpress, and love the way you provide info Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 10:25
  • Did you try the code I provided?
    – realloc
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 11:02

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If I have understood correctly, you could use get_the_ID() and compare the value with get_queried_object_id() to archive this:

$args       = array( 'post_type'=> 'portfolio', 'posts_per_page' =>100, 'offset'=> 0 );
$myposts    = get_posts( $args );
$current_id = get_queried_object_id();
foreach ( $myposts as $post ) {
    setup_postdata( $post );
        ( $current_id == get_the_ID() ) ? ' selected="selected"' : '',

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