## Is there a way to extract a single post better than using get_posts()?

Question

I have code like the following to extract data about a post:

$args = array( 'post_type' => 'products', 'numberposts' => - 1, 'orderby' => 'meta_value', 'meta_key' => 'release_date', 'order' => 'DESC', 'meta_query' => array( array( 'key' => 'status', 'value' => 'production', ) ) );$latest_products = get_posts($args); echo 'Our latest product is ' .$latest_products[0]->post_title;


Since I’m only interested in the very latest product the release_date custom field in descending order puts the post I want at the top of the array, so its index will always be equal to 0.

However, I am worried that retrieving multiple posts to get data about only one of them is inefficient and may not scale well.

I tried using get_post() as opposed to the current get_posts() but that doesn’t work, perhaps understandably.

Is there a more efficient way to extract data for only one post, not knowing its ID in advance?

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2 years 2020-01-11T08:38:42-05:00 0 Answers 78 views 0