i want to get image full path so that i can apply it in the src attribute of image element.

what i am getting right now is the image, generated from function: the_post_thumbnail(); which i can't apply to image element

what i did so far is:

                $d=get_cat_ID( 'news' );
                $catquery = new WP_Query( 'cat='.$d.'&posts_per_page=1&order=DESC' );
                while($catquery->have_posts()) : $catquery->the_post();

what i want is; path of image with its name as below:


2 Answers 2


Use :

 $img = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(get_the_ID()), 'full' );

 $img_src = $img[0];

refer this : http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_get_attachment_image_src


you can use wp_get_attachment_image_src. Below is small function for it.

function get_image_src( $post_id = '', $size_img = 'thumbnail' ) {
    if ( $post_id == '' ) {
        return false;
    } else {
        $image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id( $post_id ), $size_img );
        $image = $image[0];
        if( !$image ) {
            return false;
    return $image; 

echo get_image_src(get_the_ID(), 'full'); //full size to get original image src

here get_the_ID() is post id in loop.

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