[wp-hackers] $postnow?

Ryan Bilesky rbilesky at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 06:23:42 UTC 2010

I use

global $post;
echo $post->ID;

On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
> wrote:

> Here's another one that I've probably missed though not for lack of
> looking, hoping you can help.
> We've got $typenow to tell us what post_type we are currently acting on,
> $pagenow to tell us what the current .PHP page is and $taxnow to tell what
> taxonomy we are working with but as far as I can tell there's no equivalent
> way to find the post ID we are currently working with.
> I'm finding it very hard to write robust code that gets it right 100% of
> the time because it appears it can be at least any one of the following and
> it's hard to get all of the contexts completely right:
> $_GET['post']
> $_GET['post_id']
> $_GET['page_id']
> $_POST['page_id']
> $_POST['page_ID']
> And there may be other ways I've missed.  Am I overlooking something
> obvious?  Is there some way to determine the $post->ID that I can depend on?
> Thanks in advance.
> -Mike
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