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How to Find Post, Page, Category, Tag, Comment or User ID in WordPress

How to Find Post, Page, Category, Tag, Comment or User ID in WordPress

WordPress is a powerful content management system that automatically sets the unique identity number for different posts, pages, tags, comments and categories. To be frank, this feature can make the website management a systematic thing. On various occasions, you might need the ID of the elements present on your website.

For example, you might need to define the ID number to some themes or plugins so that they can work properly. Although the identification number is an important aspect of your WordPress site, these numbers are not displayed in your admin panel. Therefore, you need to execute a systematic procedure to find the ID of the desired item.

In this tutorial, we are going to discuss the methods to find the post, page, category, tag, comment and user ID on your WordPress site.

How to Find Page and Post ID in WordPress

Pages and posts are inevitable parts of your WordPress site. Since the registration of your online presence, you probably have created a numerous number of posts and pages to gain the attention of your subscribers, as well as performing well in the search engine results page (SERP) with new updates. Now, each of the posts and pages created by you has a specific page ID and post ID for tracking or recording purpose. If you want to know the identification number of a particular item, you have to execute the following procedure.

First of all, you should dig into your WordPress site as an admin. Now, you have to navigate to the Admin panel and find the Posts menu from the list.

WordPress Posts

On the Posts menu, you can notice that all the posts created to date are listed orderly. Here, you should select the post whose ID you want to find. Doing so can open that post in the WordPress editor. Once the editor appears on the screen, you need to check the address bar of your browser.

WordPress Posts ID

On the address bar, you can find a unique number in the address of the post. In our example, 26 is the Post ID of the selected post.

Alternatively, if you want to find the Page ID, you should choose the Pages tab from the admin panel.

WordPress Pages

In the Pages menu, you need to follow the similar procedure as discussed above to get the Page ID. It should be noted that if the address of any post or page contains numbers in more than one place, then you must consider the number presented in the last section of the address. For example, if the address is “abc123/wp35/wp-admin/post.php?post=58&action=edit”, the Post ID is 58.

How to Find Tag and Category ID in WordPress

To find a tag ID or category ID on your WordPress site, the procedure you should follow is similar to the one discussed above. To be precise, you have to select Posts from your WordPress admin panel dashboard and choose Categories option.

WordPress Category

Now, you have to select a particular category name. Upon selection, the category can open in an editor. Like Post and Page ID, the category ID is presented in the address bar.

WordPress Category ID

The category ID of a category is defined in the taxonomy parameter as the tag_ID. You should not be confused by this because categories and tags are used as terms of the WordPress taxonomy and are operated by the same editor.

Having said that, if you want to see the tag ID, you must follow the similar procedure; the only difference is that you need to choose Tags instead of Categories in the Posts tab.

WordPress Tags

How to Find Comment ID in WordPress

Finding a comment ID is quite alike finding other items discussed above. Firstly, you need to click on the Comment tab on the dashboard.

WordPress Comments

Now, you should click the Edit button for the desired comment. As the comment can open in an editor, you can find the Comment ID on the address bar.

How to Find the User ID in WordPress

To find the user ID in your WordPress site, you have to choose the User’s option from the WordPress admin panel. After selecting Users, you must click on the All Users tab followed by the username. Doing so can open the profile of the selected user. On this screen, you can find the User ID from the address bar, like all the other items discussed above.


Joyce is a professional writer & SEOer who loves trying new things and sharing the experience through blogging. She loves clean design, playing with different WordPress themes, SEO, etc. Very often, you could find her in various WordPress event as invited speakers.