How to Check Category and Page ID’s

One of the major change of WordPress 2.5 was to remove the IDs on all admin pages. The reason of removing ID’s from admin pages was probably due to the fact that the common user don’t need them but since our templates are magazine/news style where we do have multiple loops on main pages, we will need to check category ID’s in order to set our templates.

Check Category ID


If your browser shows the URL in the status bar, you can see the ID number when you mouse over the category link. If the status bar is disabled, you can activate it by checking the Status bar choice under View on both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Check Page ID


Use a Plugin to Check ID No’s

The other way of checking ID numbers is to download and install 99 Robots Show IDs. When you install that plugin, the ID numbers will be printed next to categories.

WordPress Page ID

26 Responses to "How to Check Category and Page ID’s"

  1. Brad   April 8, 2009 at 12:17 AM

    Sweet Tip!!! I was having a hard time on my other blog uploading a plugin to get these ids. Thanks a lot!!!!!

  2. jason   April 16, 2009 at 7:52 AM

    thanks! that's what i'm looking for.

  3. 365post   September 8, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    this indeed is a sweet tip! I was looking for this all over the place and here it was.

  4. Mao   January 11, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    thank you so much, now I know how to do it.. I appreciate it..

  5. James Ballard   March 1, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Awesome. This was by far the easiest solution. Others were requiring php craziness that I do not (and don't care to) understand.

  6. Sandi Masori   August 26, 2010 at 4:01 AM

    Thank you for this! This solved an issue that I was having trying to get the categories show up in the theme I'm using. So much easier when you don't have to look up eah ID individually! Thanks!

  7. Alexis   November 20, 2010 at 2:00 AM

    I've been looking for that for days. I got it now.


  8. ajundi14   January 3, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    this is a satisfactory explanation. thank you

  9. Manzara Resimleri   January 13, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    I was looking for this, thanks for tip

  10. yasin erincik   August 10, 2011 at 2:28 PM

    Thank you =))This theme is added to the video gallery is super =))

  11. sarajaff   August 31, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    I like your idea it really works to solve practical problems…

  12. RUt   September 10, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    I have a problem displaying the images on my website.

  13. Jeff Martin   September 20, 2011 at 2:22 AM

    Thank the lord you posted this. I was doing trial and error to find all the correct numbers for categories/posts on my site.

  14. ben spak   January 4, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    Thanks! Came in handy for my fiance’s WordPress site.

  15. Gibson   January 6, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    I have been tinkering wordpress but never noticed it, thank you for making this article

  16. bear10   February 12, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    If you look at the url in the browser after you have clicked on a page or post link it will display the id there as well.

  17. Shalu Sharma   June 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Does this work for post IDs as well?

    • Mehmet Ozek   June 16, 2012 at 1:24 PM

      Yes, it works just fine for posts, Shalu.

  18. jacks   July 30, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    thanks for tutorial. i will try now. :)

  19. info rajacolek   November 21, 2012 at 4:52 PM

    thanks for information like it

  20. ctgtimes   January 26, 2013 at 3:40 AM

    Thanks! Came in handy for my fiance’s WordPress site

    • Charlie Patel   January 27, 2013 at 3:01 AM

      Glad to hear @ctgtimes! All the best.

  21. bear10   March 4, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I am having trouble getting the authorship avatars and all to appear in the Author section of the theme….City Desk….any suggestions? I cannot find a tutorial page on the author section to get the gravatar and posts to appear. Thanks

    • Mehmet Ozek   March 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      Hi, would you please submit this question to our support forums at ?

  22. Richard   June 14, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Thanks for the plugin option, will try it out

  23. Philip   May 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Been using this plugin on all of my blogs. You can also check the post ID using this plugin.


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