This should be such an easy thing but it's giving me so much headache.

I created a content template called content-sticky.php.

Added all the code there

<article id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class('pinned-post teal'); ?>>
    <div class="pinned-post-image">
        <?php my_webpage_post_thumbnail(); ?>

    <header class="entry-header pinned-post-content">
        if ( is_singular() ) :
            the_title( '<h1 class="entry-title">', '</h1>' );
        else :
            the_title( '<h2 class="entry-title"><a href="' . esc_url( get_permalink() ) . '" rel="bookmark">', '</a></h2>' );

        if ( 'post' === get_post_type() ) :

        <?php endif; ?>
    </header><!-- .entry-header -->

    <a class="pinned-post-read-more rust" href="<?php 
    global $post;
    esc_url( get_permalink(($post->ID) ) );
    ?>">Read More</a>

</article><!-- #post-<?php the_ID(); ?> -->

Yes I know, I should not have the_excerpt in the header, that's a change for another day.

What I can't get to work is getting the permalink for the post, it returns empty! (tried solutions from here)

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I tried the following example after reading the api:

    <a class="pinned-post-read-more rust" href="<?php esc_url( get_permalink(the_ID()) )?>">Read More</a>

It returned href="1234" which is the correct ID but not the permalink, so how was the correct ID passed and not the return a URL?

I thought because it was a string? so I casted with an int (int) the_ID(), same result...

I'm lost.

I haven't really studyied php either so that might be a reason, just going on with my modest knowledge from C, Python, Java, and Javascript

BTW, this is how I'm implementing this template

    $sticky = get_option( 'sticky_posts' ); // Get all sticky posts

    $args = array(
            'posts_per_page' => 1,
            'post__in'  => $sticky,
            'ignore_sticky_posts' => 1
    $query = new WP_Query( $args );

    if ( $query->have_posts() ) : ?>

        <div id="pinned-posts">
            <div class="tab-header" id="pinned-posts-tab-header">Pinned Posts</div> <?php

            if ( is_home() && ! is_front_page() ) :
                    <h1 class="page-title screen-reader-text"><?php single_post_title(); ?></h1>

            /* Start the Loop */
            while ( $query->have_posts() ) :

                * Include the Post-Type-specific template for the content.
                * If you want to override this in a child theme, then include a file
                * called content-___.php (where ___ is the Post Type name) and that will be used instead.
                get_template_part( 'template-parts/content-sticky', get_post_type() );



            get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', 'none' );
        ?> </div> <?php

You need to switch get_permalink to the_permalink or echo esc_url(get_permalink).



  • 1
    the_permalink() worked thank you. Sep 14 '20 at 6:40

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