Get the URL of an Image in WordPress

When building or editing a WordPress theme, you might want to get the URL of a specific image by it’s ID. Here’s how to do it using the ‘wp_get_attachment_url’ function.

Using PHP and the very handy in-built WordPress function, ‘wp_get_attachment_url’, this is really easy to do. Simply change the ID shown in brackets below to the ID of the image that you want to get the URL of.

We’ve put the returned value into a variable, so you can display this on your page with a simple echo.

// the number in brackets is the ID of the image
$image_url = wp_get_attachment_url( '6' );
// display the URL on screen
echo $image_url;

This would display something like:

Learn more about the wp_get_attachment_url function on the WordPress codex site.


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