How to find page ID in WordPress 2.7


One of the changes in WordPress 2.7 release is the disappearance of page id column from the admin console. As far as I know, currently there is no way to display the page id column.
Page ids can be used to exclude or arrange links to the pages in the navigation menu.
I use page id to exclude certain pages from appearing in my navigation menu.

So, without the convenient page id column how do you determine the page id for a particular page?

There are some plugins available that add the page id column back to your admin console.
But there is a simple way to determine the page id without installing any plugin.
Here is what you need to do to find the id of any page.

  • Log in to your WordPress admin console.
  • Click on Pages link, to go to the Edit Pages page.
  • You will see a list of all the pages with their names hyperlinked.
  • Hover your mouse over the name of the page whose id you need.
  • Keep an eye on your browser’s status bar.
  • In the status bar, following the name of the page you will see something like “?action=edit&post=12”
  • The number after “post=” is your page id. (12 in this example).

Until WordPress re-introduces the Page ID column this is the simplest way of determining the ID of a page.

Enjoy.

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