[wp-hackers] Newbie Q - can't get get_children to work

Jan Erik Moström lists at mostrom.pp.se
Sat Apr 11 19:05:19 GMT 2009

On 09-04-11 at 20.54, scribu <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:

>An image is attached to a post if it has the post's id is in the
>"post_parent" column in the wp_posts DB table, not if the URL is in the

When does that column get filled in?

 From my experiments it only seem to happen when I put a URL to 
the image in a post.

(note that I'm doing this from a blog editor that first uploads 
the image and then allows me to use the URL to this image)

Also, I took a quick look at the database schema - am I correct 
that that each image can have one parent? What happens if I use 
one picture in two different posts, will I be able to find the 
image using get_child from both these posts?

Jan Erik Moström, http://mostrom.eu

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