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get_attached_file( int $attachment_id, bool $unfiltered = false )

Retrieve attached file path based on attachment ID.

Description

By default the path will go through the ‘get_attached_file’ filter, but passing a true to the $unfiltered argument of get_attached_file() will return the file path unfiltered.

The function works by getting the single post meta name, named ‘_wp_attached_file’ and returning it. This is a convenience function to prevent looking up the meta name and provide a mechanism for sending the attached filename through a filter.

Parameters

$attachment_id

(int) (Required) Attachment ID.

$unfiltered

(bool) (Optional) Whether to apply filters.

Default value: false

Return

(string|false) The file path to where the attached file should be, false otherwise.

Source

File: wp-includes/post.php

function get_attached_file( $attachment_id, $unfiltered = false ) {
	$file = get_post_meta( $attachment_id, '_wp_attached_file', true );

	// If the file is relative, prepend upload dir.
	if ( $file && 0 !== strpos( $file, '/' ) && ! preg_match( '|^.:\\\|', $file ) && ( ( $uploads = wp_get_upload_dir() ) && false === $uploads['error'] ) ) {
		$file = $uploads['basedir'] . "/$file";
	}

	if ( $unfiltered ) {
		return $file;
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the attached file based on the given ID.
	 *
	 * @since 2.1.0
	 *
	 * @param string $file          Path to attached file.
	 * @param int    $attachment_id Attachment ID.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'get_attached_file', $file, $attachment_id );
}

Changelog

Version Description
2.0.0 Introduced.

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https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/get_attached_file