I'm doing unit tests for my plugin, and in my unit test, I check some basic things such as posting a custom post type. My script can create new post, and I can retrieve the ID of the posted item (I'm redirected to an URL like http://wordpress.loc/wp-admin/post.php?post=16&action=edit&message=6, so I can deduce that the new post has the ID 16).

From this ID, I'd like to check if the post is as it should be by accessing it via URL, with something like http://wordpress.loc/?post=16, but I can't find a way to get directly to my new post using just the ID and without doing any PHP stuff.

Is that possible?

  • Use your ?your-custom-post-type=16
    – Max Yudin
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 12:13
  • Nope, it returns a 404.... Maybe it would be easier to modify my function.php to do that Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 13:23
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    OK, try ?p=16.
    – Max Yudin
    Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 13:37
  • Ok ok you got it... Why an answer to such basic question is so hard to find? Spent more than half an hour googleing around... Anyway! Thanks! Commented Apr 22, 2017 at 15:53
  • @AlexandreGermain "Thank you" shouldn't be part of question, answer or comment. That's why I removed that in my edit. Reference: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2950/…
    – Abdul Rauf
    Commented Apr 24, 2019 at 5:05

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Post can be accessed using post id by passing it as page_id query param to index.php. e.g.


Or simply


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