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In this article we are going to see how to get or display the current post id?

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Overview Overview

WordPress provide us two functions these are:

  • the_ID()
  • get_the_ID()

the_ID() vs get_the_ID() the_ID() vs get_the_ID()

the_ID() the_ID()

When you want to print the current post ID then use the_ID() function.


<div class="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">

here we have created a CSS class post-<current post ID>.

Note In this example I have not used any escaping function. Read more about sanitisation and escaping.

get_the_ID() get_the_ID()

When you want to assign the current post id to the variable then you can use the get_the_ID() function.


$post_id = get_the_ID();

Here we have assigned the current post id to the PHP variable $post_id.

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