I created a Page called "About Joe" as a page in WordPress.

Then on a different page (e.g. the homepage), I wish to display a summary which includes:

  1. a thumbnail
  2. the 1st paragraph
  3. link to page

Is this possible?

Maybe I'm not asking the right questions to the codex as I'm not finding anything.

The closest thing I could find was get_page(), which i'm not even sure is the solution.

But that function is now deprecated.

Please advise!


  • OK. WP_Query looks like where I need to be. Checking... – sleeper May 15 '14 at 5:43
  • yep. WP_Query does just what i'm looking for (mostly). – sleeper May 15 '14 at 5:55
  • What do you mean by mostly – Pieter Goosen May 15 '14 at 6:49

Use $post = get_post( id ); and then set the post like setup_postdata($post); and you can call the_content(); or the_excerpt();

  • To reset the postdata use wp_reset_postdata(); – pascalvgemert May 15 '14 at 10:27

Update: No more working tired! Completely forgot about WP_Query. Here is what I came up with...

    $args = array (
        'page_id'             => '1265',
        'post_type'           => 'Page',
        'post_status'         => 'published',
        'posts_per_page'      => '1',
        'ignore_sticky_posts' => true,

    // The Query
    $fa_query = new WP_Query( $args );

<?php if ( $fa_query->have_posts() ) : while ( $fa_query->have_posts() ) : $fa_query->the_post(); ?>
    // do something
<?php endwhile; else : ?>
    // Nothing to see
<?php endif; ?>                     
<?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?> 

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