2010-01-16 @ 14:53

The problem

As far as I know there are no function in WordPress that ”converts” a page /post name to an ID.

The solution

The function converts a post / page name to a post /page ID.

function get_id_by_post_name($post_name)
	global $wpdb;
	$id = $wpdb->get_var("SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_name = '".$post_name."'");
	return $id;

Function call

Call the function somewhere in your theme.

<?php echo get_id_by_post_name('my-post-name'); ?>


Do you have any ideas, bugs, features or anything else to improve the code? Write a comment and I’ll look into it.

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