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How to find the page/post ID in WordPress?

Mar 23, 2020 | WordPress | 0 comments

Some WordPress plugins ask you to manually enter a page ID, a post ID, or the ID of another content type to do something with that content. Nowadays this is an indicator that the plugin is quite outdated, as most well-designed plugins offer a more intuitive way to find some content, such as a search feature. If you still want to use the plugin, we will explain how to find the page/post ID of a particular content item on your WordPress site.

Page ID and post ID in the address bar of your browser

You can easily find the ID of a content element on your WordPress site, whether it is a post, page, or custom post type (such as projects or products). Just follow these steps:

  1. Open your WordPress backend and go to the list of content elements of the type you want to know the ID of (e.g. Posts in the left sidebar).
  2. Go to the edit dialog of the content element you want to edit (e.g. this blog post).
  3. You will see a path like /wp-admin/post.php?post=3931&action=edit in the address bar of your browser. In this example, it contains post=3931, which means that the ID of your content element is 3931.

Pretty simple, isn’t it? If you have more control over your content and want to sort it, take a look at our WordPress plugin Real Category Management, which allows you to organize your content in folders to find it faster – even if you have hundreds of e.g. blog posts or products on your WordPress website.

    ID of post or page in the address bar of a WordPress website

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