I'm using MultiLingualPress* on one of my pages, which is multisite, multilingual.

I am trying to get the permalink of a page based on two things:

1) The ml_source_elementid, which identifies the grouping of pages. (i.e. About Us (EN), Sobre Nos (PT)). This I know ahead of time. In this case it is 92.

2) The current language. This I can do by calling


I have been able to get the permalink using the WordPress general

    $url = get_the_permalink(92);
    $current_lang = mlp_get_current_blog_language(true);
    $ml_permalink = apply_filters('ml_permalink', $url , $current_lang );
    echo $ml_permalink

Any idea if I can apply these sorts of filters to get the link? Or is there a better way to do this?




So, I made a word around, which works, but may not be best practice, particularly if there are premade functions for this particular situation, which there must be.

Anyway, I did a simple SQL search within the wp_multilingual_linked table for the ml_source_elementid that I wanted to have the links from. Then, as I have defined the blog_id based on language, I was able to get the link via the get_the_parmalink WordPress built-in function.

Setup the languages:

    $language = mlp_get_current_blog_language(true);
    switch($language) {
        case "en": $blog_id = 1; break;
        case "pt": $blog_id = 2; break;
        case "it": $blog_id = 3; break;

Search for the permalinks based on their source element id:

    global $wpdb;
    $result = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM wp_multilingual_linked WHERE ml_source_elementid = '92' and ml_blogid = $blog_id");
    echo get_the_permalink($result->ml_elementid);
  • Note that 92 was my particular source_elementid that I had to find in the wp_multilingual_linked table within SQL. This will more than likely be different for you if you are trying this.

This works, but it probably isn't the most efficient way to get there. Does anyone else have any ideas?


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.