Lets say I have the ID of an image. Is there a way that I get all the posts that have that image as their featured image?

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The featured image is stored as post meta with the key _thumbnail_id, so you could use a meta query to get posts with a specific thumbnail:

$posts = new WP_Query( array( 
    'meta_query' => array(
            'key'   => '_thumbnail_id',
            'value' => $attachment_id,
) );

Where $attachment_id is the ID of the image.


I am trying to do the same but for content images, it seems that there is no other way than parsing the content with regex. Featured image is easy, ¿ do you know how to do the same with content attachments?

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