Is there an easy way to link to a specific page/post outside the loop? I used the get_permalink() code as follows.

<a href="<?php echo get_permalink( 164 ); ?>/post-slug/"> </a>

But this meant that I had to get the post ID from the Shortlink in the Admin for the post I wanted and then append the slug to it. Is there a better way to get the post ID of the post I am looking for, without using the loop?

My permalinks are set up to use the post name so this seemed to work.

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    You should not have to append the post-slug to the get_permalink function. Check the codex - if the permalink is not returning anything - make sure the ID is correct. codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_permalink – gdaniel Feb 10 '14 at 23:01
  • I am still really confused here. You are correct that I don't need to append the post-slug here. My question is can I get the address for the post without knowing the ID? And if I need the ID, can I get it without being in a loop? – user45758 Feb 12 '14 at 16:53

Have you tried the get_page_by_title function?

You can use like <?php echo get_permalink(get_page_by_title('My Post Title')); ?>

  • +1 not for the easiness the OP asks for, but for uniqueness. – kaiser Feb 11 '14 at 0:40
  • The drawback is that this will run an additional query and one that may be avoidable. – s_ha_dum Feb 11 '14 at 2:11
  • I am afraid that this didn't work for me. The get_permalink returned the address of the current post whereas I wanted an address of a different post. My permalinks are set up to use the post name and I want a link for a different post. – user45758 Feb 12 '14 at 17:01
  • I want to be able to jump around the website to different pages and posts regardless of where I am on the site. What is the easiest way to link to a specific post or page? – user45758 Feb 12 '14 at 17:04
  • How did you use the get_permalink function? Are you linking to a post? I forgot to mention, if you are linking to a post you have to do get_page_by_title('Title', OBJECT, 'post') – czerspalace Feb 13 '14 at 20:02

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