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I'm having error in shortcode that "Trying to get property of non-object" on line no 130

Here is code:

while ( $our_work->have_posts() ) { $our_work->the_post();

        $termsArray = get_the_terms( $post->ID, "filter" );  //This is the line I'm getting error. which is line no 130.

        $termsString = ""; //initialize the string that will contain the terms

        foreach ( $termsArray as $term ) { // for each term 
            $termsString .= $term->slug.' '; //create a string that has all the slugs 
        }

        ........(content is here)
}
wp_reset_postdata();

filter is custom taxonomy. And I'm using isotope jquery plugin which is working fine in page but giving this error in shortcode. I dont know why this is giving error. Please help.Thanks.

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You need to call global $post before using $post->ID, or better, use get_the_ID() instead.

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  • He's already in the loop, I don't think there's a need to declare it as a global. Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 19:07
  • @cristian.raiber if you're inside a shortcode function, there is no $post var local to that function.
    – Milo
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 19:13
  • Thank you so much. It worked . You are genius. Thanks again.
    – Hussy571
    Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 19:26
  • wasn't aware of that @Milo. Oh well, learned a new thing today :) Later edit: oh yeah, makes total sense, since it's a shortcode (dooh); wasn't thinking straight. Commented Mar 11, 2015 at 20:08

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