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Is there a way that i can get the HTML source of a single post dynamically from within WordPress site?

for example, if i wanted an external html I would use:

file_get_contents($url)

or using cUrl, But I'm looking for a way to do it from within my WordPress to get full qualified HTML for one of my posts

Is that possible ?

Thanks in advance

  • Not sure what you mean exactly. Can you please explain more? Thanks. – Greeso Aug 4 '17 at 2:04
  • Including header, footer, and sidebar etc? Or just the post content? – Jacob Peattie Aug 4 '17 at 2:34
  • @Jacob yes including header, footer..etc – Huthayfa Aug 5 '17 at 10:48
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If you have the post's ID, I assume that you are the owner of the blog ( Not because others can't have the ID, but because only the owner should do such tasks ).

To convert the post ID to the post's URL, you can use get_the_permalink():

$url = get_the_permalink( $id );

Afterward, you can use file_get_contents() to fetch its content, including the full source of that web page. So, your full code will be:

$url = get_the_permalink( $id );
$data = file_get_contents( $url );

Which data is your HTML source. Note that this will only work in the WordPress environment.

  • Thanks @Jack , indeed i want it to work from within WordPress environment, are there any solutions using WordPress internal functions/hooks to do the same ? – Huthayfa Aug 5 '17 at 10:53
  • Hi. Those are internal WordPress functions though. – Jack Johansson Aug 5 '17 at 10:54

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