get_post_field( string $field, int|WP_Post $post = null, string $context = 'display' )

Retrieve data from a post field based on Post ID.

Description Description

Examples of the post field will be, ‘post_type’, ‘post_status’, ‘post_content’, etc and based off of the post object property or key names.

The context values are based off of the taxonomy filter functions and supported values are found within those functions.

See also See also

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Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) Post field name.


(int|WP_Post) (Optional) Post ID or post object. Defaults to current post.

Default value: null


(string) (Optional) How to filter the field. Accepts 'raw', 'edit', 'db', or 'display'.

Default value: 'display'

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Return Return

(string) The value of the post field on success, empty string on failure.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/post.php

function get_post_field( $field, $post = null, $context = 'display' ) {
	$post = get_post( $post );

	if ( !$post )
		return '';

	if ( !isset($post->$field) )
		return '';

	return sanitize_post_field($field, $post->$field, $post->ID, $context);

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.5.0 The $post parameter was made optional.
2.3.0 Introduced.

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