get_post_status()WP 2.0.0

Retrieve the post status based on the Post ID.

If the post ID is of an attachment, then the parent post status will be given instead.

1 time — 0.000357 sec (fast) | 50000 times — 0.29 sec (very fast) | PHP 7.0.5, WP 4.4.2
Hooks from the function

Return

String|false. Post status on success, false on failure.

Usage

get_post_status( $post );
$post(int|WP_Post)
Post ID or post object.
Default: global $post

Examples

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#1 Display the status of the post with ID 121

$status = get_post_status( 121 );

echo $status;

/* Output:

'publish' - if the post is published.
'draft' - if it is a draft, etc.

*/
0

#2 Display the localized name of the post status

$status = get_post_status( 121 );
echo get_post_status_object( $status )->label; // Published
0

#3 Return one of:

publish, future, draft, pending, private, trash, auto-draft, inherit, custom status.

Description for each status See here.

0

#4 Check post status

Code for using outside of The Loop:

if ( 'private' === get_post_status( $post_id ) ) {
	echo 'private';
} 
else {
	echo 'public';
}

Changelog

Since 2.0.0 Introduced.

get_post_status() code WP 6.5.2

function get_post_status( $post = null ) {
	$post = get_post( $post );

	if ( ! is_object( $post ) ) {
		return false;
	}

	$post_status = $post->post_status;

	if (
		'attachment' === $post->post_type &&
		'inherit' === $post_status
	) {
		if (
			0 === $post->post_parent ||
			! get_post( $post->post_parent ) ||
			$post->ID === $post->post_parent
		) {
			// Unattached attachments with inherit status are assumed to be published.
			$post_status = 'publish';
		} elseif ( 'trash' === get_post_status( $post->post_parent ) ) {
			// Get parent status prior to trashing.
			$post_status = get_post_meta( $post->post_parent, '_wp_trash_meta_status', true );

			if ( ! $post_status ) {
				// Assume publish as above.
				$post_status = 'publish';
			}
		} else {
			$post_status = get_post_status( $post->post_parent );
		}
	} elseif (
		'attachment' === $post->post_type &&
		! in_array( $post_status, array( 'private', 'trash', 'auto-draft' ), true )
	) {
		/*
		 * Ensure uninherited attachments have a permitted status either 'private', 'trash', 'auto-draft'.
		 * This is to match the logic in wp_insert_post().
		 *
		 * Note: 'inherit' is excluded from this check as it is resolved to the parent post's
		 * status in the logic block above.
		 */
		$post_status = 'publish';
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the post status.
	 *
	 * @since 4.4.0
	 * @since 5.7.0 The attachment post type is now passed through this filter.
	 *
	 * @param string  $post_status The post status.
	 * @param WP_Post $post        The post object.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'get_post_status', $post_status, $post );
}