All You Need to Know to WordPress Get Post ID

The post ID is a unique number generated by the WordPress system to help you to identify each post on a website. Knowing how to find out the post IDs on WordPress is very important if you want to manage your website better.

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What Can We Do with a Post ID?

The post ID is an essential element in configuring your WordPress plugins. By knowing the ID number of each post, you can make certain exceptions or give certain orders to a post without interrupting the other content of your website.

How to Find a Post ID in WordPress?

Finding the WordPress post ID on your website is very easy. However, many WordPress users still struggling to find these numbers.

Basically, there are two ways to identify the ID: manually or using a plugin.

Here are the complete steps for each method:

Find Post ID Manually

First, go to the WP admin page.

enter your wordpress dashboard

In the WordPress dashboard, you should be able to see all of your posts. If you don’t, click on all posts.

go to all post section

Choose the post that you wish to identify. In this case, we’re choosing a post titled “What Is React & How Does It Actually Work?”. Don’t click on the post, instead, just hover over the post’s title and the post ID will be visible on the left down corner of your screen.

this is how you find post id

However, if by any chance you intend to edit your post and find the post ID at the same time, or want to copy the ID, you can click on the title of the post.

click on your post to get the id

You will be directed to your post’s edit page. Pay attention to the URL bar. The post ID is always placed between “post =” and “&”.

find your post id here

Remember that the post ID is only the numbers, you do not need to attach other parts of the snippet (such as “post=” or “&action”).

Aside from the post ID, there are other IDs in WordPress that might help to optimize your site or plugins, such as tag, category, and page.

Each can be found in a similar way. Here are the steps to find the category ID:

First, click on the Post > Categories menu on the left.

this is where you will find a category id

Now, hover the mouse over one of the desired names on the list of categories, the URL address will appear next to the lower right corner. The category ID always appears between “tag_ID=” and “&post”.

find your category id here

You can also find the category ID by clicking on one specific category.

choose of of the category to get the id

In the edit page, take a look at your URL bar, the ID should be positioned between “tag_ID=” and “&post”.

this is where you will find the category id

Using a Plugin to Find Post ID

Some WordPress plugins can help you find all items that contain special IDs, including tags, categories, posts, and pages. These plugins are very useful if you want to sort or search for multiple IDs from different posts.

1. Show Pages ID

This is an open source plugin developed by YYDevelopment – a well-known web developer for WordPress. This plugin enables users to view WordPress IDs such as post ID, pages ID, image ID, comment ID, and category ID.

All of those IDs are visible in the WordPress admin area.

all of the post id is visible in show id

2. Reveal ID

Another great plugin to find WordPress IDs is Reveal ID. It has similar features to Show Pages ID, however, this was developed by the WP community.

It has multiple language support as well as a sortable columns feature for WordPress 3.1 or higher. If you love to play around with codes and functions, Reveal ID might suit your style.

reveal id will help you those ids

Furthermore, you can also modify the columns on your WP admin area to create a custom function.

However, unless you have ample experience in editing the functions.php file, we strongly recommend you to use WordPress plugins instead.


Not all WordPress users need to use WordPress IDs when managing content. However, knowing how to identify is beneficial if you ever need to customize, categorize, or arrange multiple posts.

Finally, we hope that this article could help you to understand how to find WordPress post ID. Let us know if you have any questions regarding this topic.

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Andrew Vickers

Andrew is a passionate WordPress developer. He loves picking apart source code and learning new things. When he’s not working, Andrew likes to hike and play video games.