I have a WordPress blog which is hosted as a sub directory of a web application. The WordPress installation is untouched and modifications are done at the theme level. The web application home page needs to display the recent blog posts. So I have the following code for displaying the recent posts:

    $array = array();

    $query = "SELECT * FROM wp_posts WHERE post_status=:publish AND post_type=:post_type";
    $stmt = $this->dbj->prepare($query);
        ':publish' => 'publish',
        ':post_type' => 'post'

    if ($stmt->rowCount() > 0) {
        while ($row = $stmt->fetch(PDO::FETCH_ASSOC)) {
            $id = $row["ID"];
            if ($row["post_name"] == '') {
                $slug = $row["ID"];
            } else {
                $slug = $row["post_name"];
            $content1 = strip_tags($row["post_content"]);

            $image_prepare = $this->dbj->prepare('SELECT
INNER JOIN wp_posts ON wp_posts.ID = wp_postmeta.post_id
    wp_postmeta.meta_key = :meta_key
AND wp_posts.post_parent = :pid');

                    ':pid' => $id,
                    ':meta_key' => '_wp_attached_file'

            $image_fetch = $image_prepare->fetchAll();

            foreach ($image_fetch as $image_row) {
                $image_name = $row['post_title'];
                $image_path = $image_row['meta_value'];

            if (strlen($content1) > 200) {
                $content = substr($content1, 0, 200) . '...';
            } else {
                $content = nl2br($content1);

            $array[] = array(
                'image_path' => $image_path,
                'image_name' => $image_name,
                'slug' => $row["post_name"],
                'content' => $content,
                'title' => $row['post_title']
    return $array;

I am getting the full size image url. I have done resizing in my functions.php file in theme:


add_image_size('home-size', 214, 300);
add_image_size('home-featured', 300, 300);
add_image_size('jobs-thumb', 50, 75);

The problem is that resized images in uploads directory do not always have image-name-300x300.jpg for home-featured. Instead they have random values for height depending on the image's ratio in file name (Ex: image-name-300x220.jpg). And I have regenerated the thumbnails again but still same file name. How do I get 'home-featured' for above solution?

1 Answer 1


This question is not about WordPress, but about PHP. Anyway, if you know the full image name, you know the desired filename has the following structure: imagename-300x*. This you can feed to the PHP function glob, which will return an array of all files matching the given pattern. So, supposing $image contains the path to the full image you would do:

$matches = glob ($image . '-300x');
$homef-image = $matches[0];

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