Get the blog page URL set in Options

The question:

I have set the blog to be a different page other than the home page.

I want to have a link from single.php to this blog page.

Is there any function that pulls out URL for the blog ?

The Solutions:

Below are the methods you can try. The first solution is probably the best. Try others if the first one doesn’t work. Senior developers aren’t just copying/pasting – they read the methods carefully & apply them wisely to each case.

Method 1

As of WordPress 4.5 you can use:

get_post_type_archive_link( 'post' );

This handles the logic of getting the correct URL regardless of whether posts show up on the homepage or in a specified page.

Method 2

To build on Sagive’s answer, you’ll want to wrap the ID in get_permalink() to get the actual link.

<a href="<?php echo get_permalink( get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) ); ?>" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener">Our Blog</a>

Method 3

Best way to check the option before setting the permalink is as follows:

if ( get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) ) {
   echo '<a href="'.esc_url(get_permalink( get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) )).'" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener">'.esc_html__( 'Blog', 'textdomain' ).'</a>';
} else {
   echo '<a href="'.esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ).'" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener">'.esc_html__( 'Blog', 'textdomain' ).'</a>';

Method 4

You can use get_option of page_for_posts to get the page ID to either assign it to a variable or to echo it if you wish to do so.

<?php $postsPageId = get_option('page_for_posts'); ?>
<a href="index.php?p=<?php echo $postsPageId; ?>" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener">Our Blog</a>

For additional information of the defualt get_option visit: Option Reference

Method 5

Agree with the Hugh Man that it is better to check the option before echoing the link, but it is possible to set the static page as a front page and leave the posts page empty. In this case, the link will just point to the home URL. A better approach is to provide a fallback to the posts archive page. Something like this:

function slug_all_posts_link() {
    if ( 'page' == get_option( 'show_on_front' ) ) {
        if ( get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) ) {
            echo esc_url( get_permalink( get_option( 'page_for_posts' ) ) );
        } else {
            echo esc_url( home_url( '/?post_type=post' ) );
    } else {
        echo esc_url( home_url( '/' ) );

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