If you have ever needed to determine your Post, Category, Page, Comment, and even tag ID for some reason, then you’re definitely in the right article.
ID otherwise known as Identifier is a unique number given to posts, pages, tags, categories, comments, and users on your Website.
In this article, we’ll go through the steps that you need to take to find your Category id, posts, pages id, tags id, etc.
You can use the Table of Contents below to navigate through the article faster…
Why Do WordPress Users need Posts and Pages ID?
Well, in most cases, it’s to use a WordPress Plugin or a Custom CSS code to add effects, and animations or simply to change how the post looks on the front end.
In my case, I needed the IDs of some of my most important WordPress Posts so that I can feature them on my Homepage.
Either way, you shouldn’t forget that each post has a unique identifier, and let’s get into the main tutorial of the day.
How to Find Post ID and Page ID in WordPress
Posts and Pages are the most important parts of your WordPress Website because they are created to rank on Google and drive SEO Traffic.
WordPress Posts are updated frequently while Pages don’t normally need to be updated.
In any way, here’s how you can find post ID in WordPress:
- On your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Posts > All Posts page.
- You can use the Search Bar to find the Post that you want to determine its ID.
- Once you see the post, hover on the title with your mouse and take note of the number in-between ‘post=’ and ‘&action’ as that is your post’s ID.
You should note that you can also view your WordPress Post’s ID on the Editor Screen just at the browser URL.
Your WordPress Post’s ID will still be in the same position as when you hovered on the post’s title on your WordPress Posts page.
If you want to Find a Page’s ID on your WordPress Website, the steps are pretty much the same but in this case, you’ll click on Pages and not posts.
How to Find Category and Tag ID
Categories serve as a means of Classification of your WordPress Posts, it helps your WordPress users find content faster and search engines to better understand your content.
Here’s how to determine Category ID in WordPress easily:
- On your WP Admin Dashboard, Navigate to Posts > Categories.
- From the list of Categories you’ve created, hover on the category name you wish to find its ID.
- At the left bottom corner of your screen, you can see the Category ID from the Edit URL.
Your Category’s ID will always come after ‘category&tag_ID=’, you can also view your Category’s ID by clicking on Edit directly below the category and then checking the URL of the Category Edit Page.
This is where most WordPress users get confused… WordPress also calls Categories – Tags simply because they are managed by the same editor and they are terms inside a WordPress Taxonomy.
To find your WordPress Tag’s ID, you can also follow the same steps but this time you have to navigate to Posts > Tags, and also the ID comes after ‘tag&tag_ID=‘.
How to Find Comments ID in WordPress
To find a WordPress Comment’s ID, you need to head over to the Comments page on your WordPress Dashboard, you can find comments in the left navigation menu.
You should simply hover on Edit directly under the Comment in which you want to determine the ID, then look at the bottom left corner of your screen.
You should see the Comment’s Edit Link and the Comment’s ID is in it, it’s right at the end of the URL.
How to Find a User ID in WordPress
To find a User’s ID on your WordPress Website, you should:
- Navigate to Users > All Users.
- Find The User you want to uncover their id, then hover your mouse over their username.
- You should now see the user’s id at the bottom left corner of your screen.
It’s important to note that the unique identifier number that you’re looking for can be found just after ‘user_id=‘.
You can also determine a User’s ID from the browser address bar if you click on the username and is on the user edit page. The ID will still be in the same position.
I do hope that after reading this article you’ll be able to find or determine the IDs of your WordPress Posts, users, comments, pages, and Taxonomies.
I have a couple of other interesting WordPress Tutorials on this website that I know you’d love to read:
- How to Fix Flipped or Inside Down Images
- How to Fix Facebook Thumbnail Error in WordPress
- The Best Free WordPress Themes for Blogs
- 15 Best WordPress Affiliate Plugins
If you have any questions on finding IDs of WordPress Items like Categories, Posts, Pages, Tags, Users, etc, feel free to ask me in the comments.