How to get current page ID outside the loop?

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    Strange, how are you using the code, what have you tried. What errors are you getting. As it stands, it is difficult to help you and all answers is a shot in the dark. Please file an edit Sep 17 '14 at 14:06
  • <?php global $post; $thePostID=$post->ID;?> <?php elseif($thePostID==35) : ?> Sep 17 '14 at 14:12
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    Please file an edit with all the extra code/info. Don't use the comment section for stuff that should be in your question :-) Sep 17 '14 at 14:14
  • Your post has been automatically flagged as low quality, please comply to my requests above :-) Sep 17 '14 at 14:15
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    As I said, all of that info should go into your question, not in the comments section. Please edit your question Sep 17 '14 at 14:19


global $post;
echo $post->ID;

or (I don't know the difference)

global $wp_query;
echo $wp_query->post->ID;
  • i have tried all the stuff found on google but nothing happened Sep 17 '14 at 14:01
  • it's hard to know what "all the stuff you found" is :) make sure the code is in a function, that you call that function and start debuging with echoing something else before which has to be visible...
    – caramba
    Sep 17 '14 at 14:04
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    i did't getting id using function, and the "stuff" is global $wp_query; $thePostID = $wp_query->post->ID; global $post; $thePostID = $post->ID; global $wp_query; $page = $wp_query->get_queried_object(); $page_id = $page->ID; $page_id = get_queried_object_id(); Sep 17 '14 at 14:09
  • first one was correct... Sep 17 '14 at 14:39
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    These solutions will give you page ID only if used before the Loop starts. Once the Loop starts, $post will be set to each post in the Loop in turn.
    – s_ha_dum
    Aug 19 '15 at 13:59

You can simply do,

$page_id = get_queried_object_id();
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    This should be marked as the answer...
    – Lezz
    Jan 28 '20 at 9:59
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    Agreed. This should be the answer.
    – CJWEB
    Mar 8 '20 at 4:44
  • Definately it should be the right answer. I'm trying to get the current id of a post or a page, and this is the only way it gives me the right Id without having to hardcode conditions. May 22 '20 at 15:38
  • Brilliant, right answer for me Nov 19 '20 at 22:41
  • Thank you. Great answer. Jun 7 '21 at 15:05

For those of you who this still isn't working for, you will need to use some sort of add_action (you can choose which one you want to use). For my example, this will return the current page ID without any problems, regardless of whether in a plugin folder, functions php, or elsewhere.

add_action('template_redirect', 'showid');

function showid(){
    global $wp_query;
    $theid = intval($wp_query->queried_object->ID);
    echo $theid;

Good luck and happy coding!

  • Why was this answer downvoted?
    – crs1138
    Oct 22 '21 at 10:09

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