How to Find Post, Category, Tag, Comments, or User ID in WordPress
Have you ever needed to look up a WordPress page ID, post ID, category ID, tag ID, comment ID, or user ID?
These IDs may be required when working with WordPress to add particular features to your website. A unique number that identifies a certain object in your WordPress database is called an ID. WordPress assigns a unique ID to each post, page, category, tag, comment, and user.
We’ll show you how to find a post, category, tag, comment, or user ID in WordPress in this article.
When Should You Use WordPress Post ID and Page ID?
Each blog post, landing page, comment, user, category, and tag on your website is assigned a unique identifier by WordPress.
If you’re using a WordPress plugin that requires a certain ID for a page or post to add a feature or a visual effect, you’ll need to find this information. You can use a plugin to add subtitles to posts and pages by using the post ID and page ID, respectively.
Let’s imagine you want to conceal a particular WordPress post from your home page. To remove them from your homepage, you’ll need the exact page ID and post ID.
How to Find the ID of a Post and a Page in WordPress
Posts and pages are the two basic ways to add material to WordPress. Pages are utilized for static material, whereas posts are used for timely articles.
You may want to filter your posts and pages or keep them out of specific features at times. You may need your post and page IDs in this situation.
Let’s begin by learning how to locate a post ID on your WordPress blog.
Go to the Posts » All Posts page in the WordPress admin panel and find the post whose ID you require.
Hovering your mouse over the post title is the quickest way to see your post ID.
Your post edit URL will show in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen once you’ve done that. Examine the number that appears between ‘post=’ and ‘&action.’
You figured it out! That’s the unique identifier for your WordPress post.
In the above case, it is 25.
In the post editing screen, you can also see your WordPress post ID. The post edit URL will appear in your browser’s address when you open a post to edit.
It’s the same URL that was displayed when you held your mouse over the post title at the bottom of the screen.
The post ID is the number that appears after ‘post=’ and before ‘&action.’
You can now use the same way to locate your WordPress page ID. The only difference is that instead of going to the Posts menu, you must go to the Pages menu.
The page ID in the screenshot above, for example, is 7.
How to Find the Category and Tag IDs in WordPress
In WordPress, categories and tags are used to organize content.
To add a plugin functionality, you may need to locate a category or tag ID.
Finding the ID for a WordPress category, tag, or other custom taxonomy is quite similar to finding the ID for a post in WordPress.
Let’s take a closer look.
To begin, navigate to Posts » Categories in your WordPress admin panel. Hover your mouse over the category title whose ID you’re seeking for once you’ve seen the list of your categories.
The category edit URL should now display in a popup box in the lower left corner of your screen.
Your category ID can be found in the URL. It’s the number following ‘category&tag ID=’ and preceding ‘&post type’. Your WordPress category ID is 5 in the screenshot above.
By modifying your WordPress category ID, you may also see it. Simply open a category to modify, and the category ID will appear in the URL bar of your browser.
It’s the same URL that showed when you hovered your mouse over the title of your category. The number between ‘category&tag ID=’ and ‘&post type’ is the category ID, which is 2.
Even if we’re changing a category, WordPress continues to display the category ID as tag ID. Don’t be perplexed by this.
Within a WordPress taxonomy, all categories and tags are terms. They’re all handled by the same editor.
You can now find your WordPress tag ID in the same way. Hover your cursor over the tag whose ID you wish to see in Posts » Tags.
Your tag edit URL will display in the bottom left corner of the screen once you’ve finished.
Your tag ID is the number between ‘tag&tag ID=’ and ‘&post type’ in the URL. Your tag ID is 9 in the screenshot above.
How to Locate a WordPress Comment ID
The first step is to go to the Comments area of your WordPress admin panel and look for a comment’s ID. Following that, you’ll get a list of your site’s comments.
Hover your mouse over the ‘Edit’ link beneath the desired comment to edit it. The comment edit URL will then appear in the bottom left corner of your screen.
After the ‘editcomment&c=,’ your WordPress comment ID is right there at the end of the URL. Your comment ID is 2 in the screenshot above.
You can access your comment ID on the comment editor page, just like you do on posts, pages, categories, and tags.
Your comment ID can be found at the end of the comment edit URL on the comment editor page.
How to Find a WordPress User ID
You can find a user ID by looking at the user editing URL or modifying the user, just like the other items we described before.
Hover your cursor over the user name in Users > All users. In the lower left corner of your screen, WordPress will display the user edit URL in a little popup box.
Your WordPress user ID is the number after ‘user id=’ and before ‘&wp’. The user ID in the picture above is 2.
A user ID can also be found on the user editor page. Under a user’s name, click the Edit link. The person’s profile will open next, and you can grab the user ID from the browser’s address bar.
WordPress will open the profile editor without a user ID in the URL if you are trying to find your own user ID.
Go to Users » All Users to find your personal user ID. WordPress will show you a list of authors, along with the amount of posts they’ve written.
When you move your mouse over the number of posts you’ve made, your author edit URL will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. Your author ID is included in the URL.
Alternatively, you may click on the number of posts you’ve written, and WordPress will take you to a page where you can see a list of all the posts you’ve written.
Because it will be presented as an author, you can extract the user ID from the browser’s address bar:
The user (author) ID, in this case, is 1.
We hope that this article was helpful in locating a post, category, tag, comment, or user ID in WordPress.