Have you ever wondered how to retrieve the content of a specific WordPress post using its post ID? In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to unveil the content of any post with ease.


Step 1: Locating the Post ID

Before we dive in, it’s crucial to identify the Post ID of the content you’re looking for. You can find this unique identifier by navigating to the WordPress admin dashboard, selecting “Posts,” and then clicking on the post of interest. The Post ID will be visible in the URL, typically following the “post=” parameter.

Actually, there is a plugin just for this case. You can check it here if you are fine with adding one more plugin to your WordPress.


Step 2: Using the get_post() Function

Now that you have the Post ID, let’s utilize the powerful get_post() function in WordPress. This function allows us to retrieve all the details of a post, including its content.

Replace “123” in the example with your actual Post ID. This code snippet checks if the post exists and, if so, retrieves and displays its content.

This code includes a apply_filter call, which executes all of the filters attached to WordPress post content output, such as do_shortcode, wp_autop etc.

Common Use Cases

This code is generally used to display the content of a post or product outside of the loop. You can also use a post or page slug to retrieve the content. Check out our guide here: Get Page ID using Page Slug in WordPress


Getting WordPress post content by Post ID might seem like a hidden treasure, but it becomes a straightforward process with the get_post() function. Armed with this knowledge, you can effortlessly retrieve and display the content of any post on your WordPress site. Happy coding!