Do you need to know how to prevent certain posts and pages from showing in areas of your site like your sitemap?
Often, the easiest way to do this is to filter your pages or posts by their unique ID.
Your WordPress Page Or Post ID is a unique number assigned by WordPress to every post or page created on your site.
Knowing how to locate the post or page ID can be really useful if, for example, you want to exclude pages from displaying in your WordPress sitemap, or if you want only selected pages to show in the Pages Widget.
In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to easily find the WordPress post or page ID.
- How To Find A WP Page Or Post ID: Tutorial
- WordPress Post Ids/Page IDs – What Can It Be Used For?
- WP Plugins – Page IDs
How To Find A WP Page Or Post ID: Tutorial
To locate your page or post ID, log into your site and either go to the Pages screen (for IDs of pages) or the Posts section (to find IDs of posts) …
(WP Dashboard – WP Pages Menu)
Locate the page or post that you would like to know the ID of and hover your mouse over the title …
(Hovering over the title displays Post ID)
The unique “page or post ID” value is displayed in the status bar of your web browser. In the screenshot below, the post or page ID is 5575 …
(Page ID displayed in your browser)
Write down the ID of the post or page.
WordPress Post Ids/Page IDs – What Can It Be Used For?
Here are a couple of practical ways to use post or page IDs:
Preventing Posts And Pages From Appearing In Your Site Map
Let’s say you want to exclude a page whose unique ID is “26” from displaying to visitors on a site map.
Many site map plugins contain fields that let you specify the IDs of items you want to exclude (e.g. categories, pages, etc.) …
(Preventing pages or posts from showing in a site map)
Preventing Posts Or Pages From Appearing In Your WordPress Sidebar
Another useful application for page IDs is to prevent them from displaying in the sidebar section of your site.
Just enter all of the WordPress Page IDs for the pages you want to exclude separated by commas into the Exclude field of the WordPress Pages widget, and click the Save button …
(Exclude posts and pages from showing in the sidebar)
Preventing Pages And Posts From Displaying In An XML Sitemap
You can also use page and post IDs to exclude posts or pages from your XML sitemap …
(Preventing posts and pages from displaying in an XML sitemap|sidebar)
WP Plugins – Page IDs
If you would like to know your page or post IDs on a regular basis, then here are a few FREE plugins that you may find useful:
(Reveal IDs – WordPress Plugin)
This plugin displays IDs for pages, posts, links, categories, media, users, comments, link categories, custom post types, custom taxonomies and tags. It also adds a sortable column header to your Pages and Posts tables …
To access the plugin settings go to Settings > Reveal IDs …
(Settings – Reveal IDs)
To download this plugin, go here: Reveal IDs – WP Plugin
(99 Robots Show IDs – WordPress Plugin)
99 Robots Show IDs is a free WordPress plugin that lets users see their pages, posts, links, media, categories, tags and users in the Posts and Pages admin tables. It’s also a very lightweight plugin that supports custom post types and taxonomies.
Download the plugin here: 99 Robots Show IDs
(ID Arrays – WordPress Plugin)
This plugin not only adds a column of IDs to your Table of Posts/Pages, it also provides a very useful function that lets you copy a list of selected Post/Page IDs to your clipboard.
(ID Arrays allows you to select and copy a list of Page/Post IDs to your clipboard)
This can be very useful if, for example, you are working with a long list of pages with many IDs required and finding IDs one by one would be time-consuming.
To learn more about this plugin, go here: ID Arrays – WordPress Plugin
Congratulations, now you know how to easily locate your WP page or post ID.
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