Ready to get started?Download WordPress


Attention Interested in functions, hooks, classes, or methods? Check out the new WordPress Code Reference!

Function Reference/get permalink



Returns the permalink to a post or page for use in PHP. It does NOT display the permalink and can be used outside of The Loop. On failure returns false.

Note that when used outside The Loop on a posts page (index, archive, etc.) without the ID parameter, it will return the URL of the last post in The Loop, not the permalink for the current page. See: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9963


 <?php $permalink get_permalink$id$leavename ); ?> 


(mixed) (optional) The integer ID for a post or page, or a post object
Default: The current post ID, when used in The Loop.
(bool) (optional) Whether to keep the post name or page name. When set to true, a structural link will be returned, rather than the actual URI. Example: http://www.example.com/%postname% instead of http://www.example.com/my-post
Default: false

Return Values

The permalink URL, or false on failure (if the page doesn't exist).


<a href="<?php echo get_permalink( 268 ); ?>">My link to a post or page</a>

Default Usage

The permalink for current post (used within The Loop). As the tag does not display the permalink, the example uses the PHP echo command.

Permalink for this post:
<?php echo get_permalink(); ?>

Link to Specific Post

Returns the permalinks of two specific posts (post IDs 1 and 10) as hypertext links within an informational list. As above, tag uses the PHP echo command to display the permalink.

<li>MyBlog info:
    <li><a href="<?php echo get_permalink(1); ?>">About MyBlog</a></li>
    <li><a href="<?php echo get_permalink(10); ?>">About the owner</a></li>

Pass in a post object instead of an ID

This shows how you can you can get the permalink with the page title instead of the ID.

<a href="<?php echo esc_url( get_permalink( get_page_by_title( 'Monthly Events' ) ) ); ?>">Monthly Events</a>

Change Log

Since: 1.0.0

Source File

get_permalink() is located in wp-includes/link-template.php.


get_permalink(), the_permalink(), post_permalink(), permalink_anchor(), permalink_single_rss()

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