How To Find Your WordPress Page And Post IDs

Learn how to easily find a WordPress post or page ID and why knowing how to locate your post and page IDs can be useful …

How To Find Your WordPress Page And Post IDsDo you need to know how to prevent specific pages and posts from displaying in areas of your site like your sitemap?

One of the easiest ways to do this is to filter your pages or posts by ID.

Your WordPress Post ID is a unique number assigned to every post or page created on your site.

Knowing the page or post ID is quite useful if, for example, you want to exclude pages from showing in your sitemap, or if you want only certain pages to display in your WordPress sidebar.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to find your post or page ID in WordPress.

Finding WordPress Page And Post IDs: Step-By-Step Tutorial

To locate the ID of a page or post, log into your WP administration area and either go to the Pages section (to find a page ID) or the Posts area (if you need the ID of a particular post) …

WP Dashboard - Pages Menu

(WP Dashboard – Pages Menu)

Find the page or post that you would like to know the ID of and hover your mouse over the title …

Hover over the post title to display Post ID

(Hovering over the post title displays Page or Post ID)

The unique “post ID” value is displayed in the status bar of your web browser. In the screenshot below, the post ID is 5575

Page ID

(Page ID)

Record the ID of the post or page.

Page/Post IDs – Examples Of Uses

Here are a couple of practical ways to use WordPress page and post IDs:

Prevent Pages And Posts From Showing In A Site Map

Suppose you would like to prevent a page whose unique ID is “26” from displaying to visitors on a site map.

Many site map plugins include fields that let you specify the IDs of excluded items (e.g. categories, pages, etc.) …

Prevent pages and posts from showing in a site map

(Prevent pages or posts from displaying in a site map)

Exclude Pages Or Posts From Appearing In Your Sidebar

Another useful application for unique page IDs is to prevent them from showing in the sidebar section of your website.

Simply enter all of the Page IDs for the pages you want to exclude separated by a comma into the Exclude field of the WordPress Pages widget, and click the Save button …

Preventing posts and pages from displaying in the sidebar

(Excluding posts or pages from appearing in your WordPress sidebar)

Preventing Posts Or Pages From Showing In A Sitemap

You can also use page and post IDs to exclude pages or posts from your XML sitemap …

Excluding pages and posts from showing in your XML sitemap|sidebar

(Preventing pages and posts from displaying in the XML sitemap|sidebar)

Plugins – Page/Post IDs

If you want to regularly access the IDs of all your pages or posts, then here are some WordPress plugins you may find useful:

Reveal IDs

Reveal IDs

(Reveal IDs WP Plugin)

This free plugin displays the IDs for posts, pages, categories, links, media, users, link categories, comments, custom taxonomies, custom post types and tags. It also adds a sortable column header to your Pages and Posts tables …

ID Column

(Posts Screen – ID Column)

To access the plugin settings go to Settings > Reveal IDs

Settings - Reveal IDs

(Settings – Reveal IDs)

To download this plugin, go here: 

99 Robots Show IDs

99 Robots Show IDs

(99 Robots Show IDs Plugin For WordPress)

99 Robots Show IDs is another useful plugin that lets users see their posts, pages, links, media, users, tags and categories in the Pages and Posts admin tables. It’s also a very lightweight plugin that supports custom post types  and taxonomies.

Learn more about the plugin here:


ID Arrays

(ID Arrays Plugin)

ID Arrays not only adds a column of IDs to your Table of Posts/Pages, it also provides a 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 Post/Page IDs to your clipboard

(ID Arrays lets you select and copy a list of Post/Page IDs to your clipboard)

This can be very useful if, for example, you are working with a long list of pages where many IDs are required and finding each ID would be time-consuming.

Download this plugin here:

Congratulations, now you know how to locate WordPress page and post IDs.

How To Find Your WordPress Page And Post IDs


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