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Page IDs in WordPress – to find quickly using Firefox and Chrome

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Every page and post in WordPress has an ID number. This post provides instructions on how to find your Page or Post IDs in both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers.
Page IDs for WordPress

Use of Post or Page ID

The ID of a particular post or page may be needed by some plugins. For instance, a Sitemap plugin should allow the option to nominate page or post IDs that are not to be displayed in the sitemap. Some themes that use Banner Sliders will also require page or post IDs to be specified – the Featured Image of nominated page or post is used in the slider when the appropriate ID is input into the plugin settings.

Browser status bar displays Post and Page ID

Using Firefox, the following steps will display the Page Id:

1. go to “Pages” screen in the WordPress Dashboard

2. hover over the page name

3. look at your Browser ‘ Link Preview’ status bar, there’s your id – the display in the bottom left of your browser

Page IDs Dashboard

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If it looks like this “post.php?post=2204&action=edit”. In this case 2204 is the id.

Within a page or post, the Page or Post ID will also be displayed in the “Link Preview” status message in Firefox.

Page IDs in Browser Status Bar

In Chrome, the Page ID is displayed in the main Browser Status Bar (at the top of the page) when editing a Page or Post in WordPress.

Page IDs chrome

Permalinks to display Post or Page ID

If all else fails, the longer solution is to change the Permalink setting temporarily in WordPress:
1. in the permalink settings to revert to the default (
2. now look at the pages and write down their ID numbers.
3. go back to the permalink options page and revert again to post names (/%postname%/)

It is very long-winded but it does work.


There are several plugins which display the Post and Page IDs in the admin menus. This can save you a lot of time if you need to get IDs from many Posts or Pages.

  • Catch IDs is a simple and light weight plugin to show the Post ID, Page ID, Media ID, Links ID, Category ID, Tag ID and User ID in the Admin Section Table.
  • Reveal IDs is another option to add Page and Post IDs to the WordPress Admin area.

More WordPress Tips

This is article #.1 in a 7 part series of WordPress Tips or Hacks

  1. Page IDs in WordPress – To find Quickly using Firefox and Chrome
  2. A quick explanation of Html and how to use with WordPress – Links, Email and YouTube
  3. Custom CSS for WordPress – An Introduction
  4. Changing colours in your website
  5. How to add an Animated Gif
  6. How to add an individual Tweet to WordPress Page or Post
  7. How to set up ‘Pay with a Tweet’ plugin

As always I hope you found this article of benefit.



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