Get post content from outside the loop

Is there a way to get the content from another outside the loop? The ID is 302 and I need to display the content of that on another page.

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You can use get_page() to return the $post object of a static page:

$page_id = 302;
$page_object = get_page( $page_id );
echo $page_object->post_content;


Similarly, you can use get_post() to return the $post object of a post:

$post_id = 302;
$post_object = get_post( $post_id );
echo $post_object->post_content;

to get the content of the post outside the loop you can write something like this

global $post;
$content = $post->post_content;

if ( !empty( $content ) ) :
    echo $content;

If your content include shortcodes, you should use:

$post_id = 22;        
$post_object = get_post( $post_id );        
echo do_shortcode( $post_object->post_content );

For completeness, building on Tim’s comment above and inspired by Stephen Harris’s article, the solution that enables use of the_content() is:

$post_id = 302;
global $post;
$post = get_post($post_id);
setup_postdata( $post );
wp_reset_postdata( $post );

And hence filters get applied (paragraphs will be inserted etc.) and shortcodes work.

You can simply call get_the_content(postId)

<?php echo get_the_content($postId); ?>

Since you know your target post ID (302), you may find useful this shorthand syntax that you can use out of the loop (though its performance is pretty much the same as in any other alternative method:)


You can use the get_post_data() function to get post outside the loop. Place this code in functions.php

function get_post_data($postId) {
    global $wpdb;
    return $wpdb->get_row("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE ID=$postId");

and then add this snippet for more control on the process

<?php $data = get_post_data(302);
    echo $data->post_date;     // post date
    echo $data->post_title;    // post title
    echo $data->post_content;  // post content
    echo $data->comment_count; // comments number

You can use, as said, the solution with get_post and $post_object->post_content, but don’t forget to add a check before you use that post object:

function get_post_content( $post_id = null ) {
    $post_object = get_post( $post_id );
    if ( ! $post_object ) { return ''; }

    return apply_filters('the_content', $post_object->post_content);

echo get_post_content( $other_post_id );

use wp_reset_postdata(); it will work.. (edited)

$args = array(
        'post_type' => 'posttype',
        'p' => 'post_id'
$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );
if( have_posts() ) : while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>
        <?php the_content(); ?>
    <?php endwhile; endif; 

posttype can be “post” , “page” or your custom post type. Here p=302 is your post id.. Hope it will work.

you can put content in a category X and use query_post before while like this :

    <?php query_posts('cat=X&showposts=1'); ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
          <?= get_the_content(); ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>