[resolved] Getting a post by parsing a link - HOW? (3 posts)

  1. Wabsnasm
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I want to be able to inject fields from one post into another using a shortcode. I thought a good way to do this would be to have the user insert a link to the page, like this:

    [shortcode]Link - to - http://example.com/taxonomy/term/post-name[/shortcode]

    I want to parse that link using something like WP->parse_request(), however that won't do it. How can I parse a URL and get its post (or even just its ID)?

    Is there another way to inject one post's content into an arbitrary point in another?

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This previous post notes such a method to get the post id (from a slug):


  3. Wabsnasm
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, thanks. I think it's not exactly what I'm after (mine can be one of several post-types) but from it I saw that I might be able to use get_page_by_title() by parsing the first part of the url as the post-type, and the second as the slug to look for...

    I would have thought that this would be VERY easy, seeing as WordPress already gets the current post by parsing the URL.

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