Help! What is my WordPress Post ID?
Older versions of WordPress used to display the Post ID in the Dashboard. Since then, this feature is no longer available. Why? I have no idea. But fortunately there are a couple of alternate ways to find the Post ID. For the average user of WordPress this number is usually needed for a specific function. For example, there are some themes that have a Featured Slider that requires this number in order to work.
After logging into WordPress open “All Posts” from the sidebar and simply hover your mouse pointer over the post that you would like to find out the Post ID and you will see the URL pop up in the lower left hand corner of the Dashboard. It will look like this:
The section “post=229” is the information that you are looking for. In this example, the Post ID is 229.
After navigating to the “All Posts” list as described above. You can also click on the specific post as if you were going to edit it. When it opens, the URL in your Web Browser will show the same information. Basically this is the same thing, it just adds another step.
As you can see, it’s the exact same URL as in Method #1, only it’s being displayed in your Web browser.
If you are having to constantly find post ID numbers for reference and speed and convenience is a factor, then I would recommend installing a simple plugin that will display the ID numbers in the Dashboard again. This plugin can be found here on the WordPress.org site.
Or you can simply navigate to “Plugins” in WordPress and do a search for “Reveal IDs”. After you have installed this plugin, you have a few options to choose from. You can choose to show ID numbers for not only posts, but Pages, Categories, Links, Media, Users, Comments, Link categories and Tags. If you have multiple users on your WordPress site, you can choose to only show ID numbers to administrators or certain groups. Simply save your options and the ID number will now be visible in the Dashboard. It will be the last column, after “Date”.
If you found this tutorial useful please give it a +1 and share it with your friends!