WordPress function url_to_postid not working with Anspress

Posted on Mon 23 January 2017 in wordpress, tips

With the Anspress theme/plugin, using the WordPress native function url_to_postid() on a question permalink returns the page ID of the base page. For example,

url_to_postid( "www.website.com/questions/question/this-is-the-question");

would return the page ID of the /questions page.

To get the WP question ID of this-is-the-question, use the following:

get_page_by_path( "/this-is-the-question", "ARRAY_A", get_post_types() );

(using get_post_types() instead of 'questions' allows the call to work even with permalinks of non-question contents.)