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[resolved] Trying to show the contents of a specific post (2 posts)

  1. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, so I'm trying to learn more about plugins and the functions.php file. What I'm trying to accomplish is to query the WP database and find the post_name of About and display it. This is what I have in my functions.php file:

    function about_page_excerpt() {
    
    	global $wpdb, $tableposts;
    
    	$aboutme = $wpdb->get_col("SELECT post_content FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_name = 'about'");
    
    	echo $aboutme;
    
    }

    Now when I try to use <?php about_page_excerpt(); ?> I get Array as the display. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

  2. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Haha, stupid me, I should be using $wpdb->get_var and not get_col.

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