I have a template which outputs the blog posts (Blog Page), I open one of the posts which use single.php template, Now how can I get the ID of it's parent which is the (Blog Page)?

I should say that I want to use this ID to get the meta box value of the blog page in single.php.

The same goes for a custom post type, let's say 'project', Where a page template list the project's posts (Projects Page) and single-project.php for the single project post. in this case I want to get the (Projects Page) ID in single-project.php.

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    Can you explain the situation, Why do you want to get it? Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 7:11
  • Post's parent id is not a blog page, but another post. There is no relation between post and your blog page, Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 7:12
  • @VinodDalvi I edited the queston.
    – metalzade
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 7:24
  • @RajeevVyas so you're saying there is no way to get the ID of blog page?
    – metalzade
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 7:24
  • @metalzade offcourse not, try using get_option('page_for_posts') or see the is_home function from codex for reference. Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 7:37

2 Answers 2


WordPress 5.7 introduces a new helper function to more easily fetch the parent post's ID: get_post_parent()

This can also be used in conjunction with has_post_parent(), so you could have something like looks like:

<?php if ( has_post_parent() ) : ?>
    <a href="<?php the_permalink( get_post_parent() ); ?>">
        echo sprintf(
            esc_html__( 'Back to parent page: %s', 'text-domain' ),
            get_the_title( get_post_parent() )
<?php endif; ?>

Note that these functions accept a "child post ID" as a parameter, which defaults to the current post.


  • "These functions were originally introduced as get_parent_post() and has_parent_post() but have since been renamed to get_post_parent() and has_post_parent()"
    – markdwhite
    Commented Jun 11, 2021 at 2:37

Use $post->post_parent to get the parent ID of the post. Here $post is an object with properties.

  • I was able to get the ID of the blog page by get_option('page_for_posts') but no success in custom post type as $post->post_parent returns 0.
    – metalzade
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 8:09
  • $post->post_parent is working for me. print your $post object,then you will there is [post_parent] is there.
    – saifur
    Commented Apr 25, 2013 at 11:42
  • You might want to add global $post
    – Jack
    Commented Oct 24, 2016 at 10:11

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