When using WordPress functions such as get_post(), the information will be stored within WP_Post objects. In this article, we will show you what is stored within those WP_Post objects, as well as how to access them.
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Variables stored within WP_Post objects
ID: This variable stores the post's ID.
post_author: This variable stores the post author's numeric user ID.
post_type: This variable contains the post's type.
post_title: This variable stores the title of the post.
post_date: This variable displays the date and time of the post.
post_date_gmt: This variable displays the same content as post_date, but in GMT.
post_content: This variable stores the content of the post.
post_excerpt: This variable stores the user-defined excerpt of the post.
post_status: This variable stores the post's current status.
comment_status: This variable stores information on whether the comments are open or closed on the post.
ping_status: This variable stores information on whether the post is open or closed for pingbacks.
post_password: This variable stores the post's password. It will return empty if the post does not have a password.
post_parent: If the post has a parent post, this variable will return the ID of the parent post.
post_modified: This variable stores the date and time that the post was last modified.
post_modified_gmt: This variable stores the last modified date and time in GMT.
comment_count: This variable stores the number of comments that have been left on the post.
menu_order: If a menu order is defined for the post, it will display it in this variable.
Getting data from WP_Post objects
Getting information from WP_Post objects is quite simple:
$example = get_post();
In this example, we are storing information from the get_post() function to the $example variable. As the get_post() function stores data using WP_Post objects, the $example variable now contains WP_Post objects.
Next, we simply call the desired WP_Post object from inside the $example variable and display it using the echo PHP command.
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2017-04-11 4:01 pm
I want to show content from a specific post (with the Featured Image thumbnail) in my custom sidebar. Where can I find the code for this?
2017-04-11 4:06 pm
The WordPress function reference is well documented, and it is definitely the best place to start.