If you find it hard to locate your WordPress page ID or Page post, then the details in this post will interest and help you.
We will look into two simple methods to help you view your page and post IDs from your WordPress dashboard with or without a plugin. Each of the steps has detailed information to make the process easy to understand and achieve. Let us begin.
What are a WordPress Page ID and a Post ID?
All the contents on your WordPress site, including media files, posts, tags, and pages, have unique ID numbers. These numbers assist in organizing all contents in your database. It is also easier to query, target, and find content using their ID numbers.
A WordPress post or page ID is also useful when you need to use some plugins, work with some themes, or code your site. Page or post IDs also helps you to remove or add pages or posts to your site. ID numbers also enable you to display some widgets on selected pages and not on others.
When you find your IDs and learn how to use them, you can control your WordPress site better and customize your spec.
How can you locate your WordPress page ID and post ID?
How to Find Your WordPress Page Post IDs without a Plugin
The process of finding your page or post ID on WordPress is simple and fast. Begin by opening your WordPress dashboard, and then select Pages >> All Pages
The next step is to choose the page you need to locate an ID for, such as the “About us” page as we see here.
After the page opens, study the URL in your browser address bar. You will see the page ID number inside the page URL.
The procedure is the same for your WordPress Post ID. Begin by logging into your WordPress dashboard, go to select posts and >> All Posts.
Click on the post you want an ID for. It will direct you to the post editor where you will see the post’s URL displayed in your address bar.
How to Find Your WordPress Category ID and Tag ID without a Plugin
You can find your WordPress category or tag ID the same way we found the one above. Log in to your dashboard, click on ‘Post’, and then choose tags or categories. (I choose ‘tags’ here)
Select the tag or category for which you need the ID. Immediately the tag you selected shows up on the editing page, check your web browser’s address bar, and you will see the tag ID in your URL.
Explore the Free Reveal IDs Plugin
If you want your page or post IDs to display together in your admin menu, a WordPress plugin will assist you to find the IDs of the features on your site.
Using the WordPress plugin will help you to save time and effort.
You won’t need to spend time going into editors like the previous step where you had to do that.
This difference will save you the time and effort involved in switching in and out of editors, as is necessary for the first method we discussed.
One WordPress plugin you can leverage is ‘Reveal ID.’ It has a simple installation process, can work immediately, and will display the page, post, tag, or even content IDs from your WordPress content menus.
Here is how to use Reveal IDs
- Install the plugin. Open your dashboard and click on select Plugins >> Add New
Immediately the plugin shows up, choose the ‘Install Now’ >> Activate option.
The system will install Reveal IDs on your WordPress site.
- Here’s how to view your post and page IDs
Once you conclude the installation process, Reveal IDs is good to go and doesn’t require additional configuration. The page and post IDs will become available for you to view almost immediately.
Select Pages> All Pages on your WordPress menu to see your page and post IDs.
You will find an extra ID column attached to your Page menu, which wasn’t ordinarily there. The page will show the ID for each of your pages.
If you also want to see your post IDs, select Posts >> All Posts from the menu. You will see your post ID on display in your post menu.
You can view posts, comments, tags, and category IDs, and you can view them in their unique menu boxes.
How to Hide the ID Column
If you have your ID column constantly on display, you can hide it sometimes when you don’t need that column for the content you are working on.
Anytime you want to remove a column for a menu, open the menu page, select option, and then ‘Screen Options,’ which sits at the topmost part of the page.
This image is us removing the ID column from the post menu.
The next step is to untick the ID box and then submit with the New change.
It is Time to Locate Your WordPress Page ID and Post ID
Regardless of the method you choose, finding your post or page ID on WordPress is easy. You can choose either of both methods and even apply them to other types of contents,
In any case, whether you seek your user ID, tag, category, or content ID, you can now do it by yourself with the tips above.
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