Is it possible to get a Sitecore item via Powershell script having only the public URL?

Something like an overload of the Get-Item function that receives the URL would be ideal

Thanks in advance

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You can get item by URL using below function. You may have to tweak it for resolving wildcard items.

function GetItemByUrl($url){
    $url = [System.Uri]::new($url);

    $siteContext = [Sitecore.Sites.SiteContextFactory]::GetSiteContext($url.Host, $url.PathAndQuery);

    $homePath = $siteContext.StartPath;
    if (!$homePath.EndsWith("/")){            
        $homePath += "/";

    $itemPath = [Sitecore.MainUtil]::DecodeName($url.AbsolutePath);

    if ($itemPath.StartsWith($siteContext.VirtualFolder)){
        $itemPath = $itemPath.Remove(0, $siteContext.VirtualFolder.Length);

    $fullPath = $homePath + $itemPath;
    return $siteContext.Database.GetItem($fullPath);

$item = GetItemByUrl("http://localhost.sc/my-page")

Write-Host $item.ID
  • Thanks, this looks good but what if the item is inside a bucket? Apr 22, 2020 at 20:30
  • For that, you can check how Sitecore resolves URLs for bucket items, and then you can tweak the method accordingly. Apr 23, 2020 at 8:36

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