Learn WordPressDo you need to know how to prevent specific pages and posts from displaying in areas of your website like your sitemap?

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

Your  ID is a unique number that WordPress assigns to every page or post that you create on your site.

Knowing how to find the ID can be very useful if, for example, you want to prevent pages from showing in your sitemap, or if you want only selected pages to display in the sidebar section of your website or blog.

In this tutorial you will learn how to easily locate the ID of any WordPress page or post.

How To Find The Unique ID Of Any WordPress Page Or Post: Step-By-Step Tutorial

To locate the ID of any page or post, log into your WordPress site’s administration area and either go to the Pages section (if you want to find page IDs), or the Posts area (if you want the ID of a specific post) …

How To Locate The Unique ID Of Any WordPress Page Or Post

Locate the page or post that you want to know the ID of and hover your mouse over the title …

How To Find The ID Of Pages And Posts In Your WordPress Website

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

How To Find The ID Of Any WordPress Post Or Page

Write down the ID of the page or post.

Post IDs/Page IDs – Practically, What Can It Be Used For?

Here are a couple of practical applications for page and post IDs:

Preventing Pages Or Posts From Appearing In A Site Map

Let’s say you need to prevent a page whose ID is “26” from displaying to visitors on a site map.

Most site map plugins contain fields that let you specify the IDs of items you want to exclude (e.g. categories, pages, etc.) …

How To Locate Post And Page IDs In WordPress

Exclude Pages And Posts From Displaying In Your Sidebar

Another useful application for page IDs is to prevent them from appearing in your WordPress sidebar.

Simply 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 …

Finding WordPress Page And Post IDs

Exclude Posts Or Pages From Appearing In A XML Sitemap

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

How To Locate A Post Or Page ID In WordPress

WordPress Plugins

If you would like to regularly access the IDs of all your pages or posts, then here are a few FREE WordPress plugins that you may find useful:

Reveal IDs

Reveal IDs

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

WordPress Plugin - Reveal IDs

To access the plugin settings go to Settings > Reveal IDs

How To Find A Page Or Post ID In Your WordPress Blog

Download this plugin here: Reveal IDs – WP Plugin

99 Robots Show IDs

99 Robots Show IDs - WordPress Plugin

99 Robots Show IDs is another useful WordPress plugin that displays your posts, pages, links, media, users, tags and categories 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 – WP Plugin

Congratulations! Now you know how to find the unique ID of WordPress posts and pages.


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