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Function Reference/wp get attachment url


Returns a full URI for an attachment file or false on failure.


<?php wp_get_attachment_url$id ); ?>

Default Usage

<?php echo wp_get_attachment_url( 12 ); ?> 

outputs something like http://example.net/wp-content/uploads/filename


(integer) (required) The ID of the desired attachment
Default: None

Return Value

Returns URI to uploaded attachment or "false" on failure.


You can change the output of this function through the wp get attachment url filter.

If you want a URI for the attachment page, not the attachment file itself, you can use get_attachment_link.

Also refer: wp_insert_attachment, wp_upload_dir, wp_get_attachment_image_src

Change Log

Since: 2.1.0

Source File

wp_get_attachment_url() is located in wp-includes/post.php.


Attachment Functions:

get_children(), get attached media(), the_attachment_link(), get_attachment_link(), wp_get_attachment_link(), wp_get_attachment_image(), wp_get_attachment_image_src(), wp_get_attachment_url(), wp_get_attachment_thumb_file(), wp_get_attachment_thumb_url(), is_attachment(), wp_get_attachment_metadata()

See also index of Function Reference and index of Template Tags.