An Easy Way To Find The Category or Tag ID in WordPress
A couple versions back, the post ID was listed in the dashboard and was incredibly easy to find.
Now however, as there has become less need to tinker under the hood of WordPress daily, the WordPress Tag ID (which is also the same ID used for Categories) has been removed from the dashboard.
Fortunately though, even without a plugin, there is an easy way to find the Post/Page ID.
It’s important to note that Categories & Tags share a Tag ID number type.
In the back-end of your blog (Dashboard), in the left side-bar, under Posts, go to “Category” or “Post Tags”….
This opens a list of all the current categories (or tags) on your blog.
Now hover your mouse over the name of the category (or tag) we need the wordpress tag ID for and then look in the (very) bottom left of your browser for the address that link points to….
Within the link you will spot the magic number of the WordPress Tag ID!
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If you find you’re doing a lot of this while coding something elaborate, it may feel easier to you to temporarily install “Reveal IDs for WP Admin” which will list the ID numbers next to their respective entry, and remove it as soon as you are finished.
PS: The same technique applies for finding the WordPress Post or Page ID!