How to find category id in WordPress blog

Some themes requires that you fill a form field with a category ID. It may be easy to find a category ID if you’re an advanced WordPres user, but what about beginners? Here’s a very simple way to find category IDs.

Once you’re logged in your WordPress dashboard, go to Posts Section that is located at 3rd place in Top Left, then click at Categories. You will find list of all categories inside your blog. Simply point your mouse cursor on the category name you want to know category ID. Then right click on it in your browser, you will find a menu appearing in the browser, in the menu choose

category id

category id

  • In Google Chrome : Copy link address
  • In Firefox: Copy link location
  • In Internet Explorer: Copy shortcut

Now paste it in any text editor, you’ll find a URL as follows. Now it will not be so much complicated to find Category ID inside this The link address should look like . The items marked red represents category ID you are looking for.

In WordPress 3.0 it looks like this
In Previous WordPress versions

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12 Responses to How to find category id in WordPress blog

  1. 3xfast says:

    Thank you this helped me a lot.

  2. Yasir Imran says:

    You are welcome sir
    thanks for appreciation.

  3. Tracey Dey says:

    Thanks Yasir!
    just what I was looking for.


  4. ash says:

    thanks 🙂

  5. sms says:

    very useful post…thankyou

  6. tunkmay says:

    thank you very much

  7. Lloyd says:

    This was so helpful – thank you!

  8. It was really very helpful. Thanks a lot.

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