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Show post/page IDs (29 posts)

  1. vizou
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here's a request to re-integrate post/page IDs; for CMS designers, this is a must and I had to look long and hard to find out that hovering on the page title in Manage/Posts or Pages would show it in my browser.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    While I agree with you in principle, in practice I don't think it's a particularly big deal. Using the page and post names is a better way to go. The name, in both cases, is what is used for the permalink (when using pretty permalinks). You don't often need the actual ID.

    Or maybe I'm wrong. What do you use the ID for?

  3. Rongo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Otto: for Link Categories and Post Categories, the codex is filled with functions that allow you to output data or formulate queries based on specific ID numbers. Even something as simple as a custom category template requires the format of category-##.php where ## equals the category ID number.

    In 2.5, these ID's have been removed from admin view, and now those who use these functions have to rely on mouseovers, status/url address bars, or viewing raw MySQL tables just to obtain the ID's.

    From where I sit, I respectfully disagree with your assessment -- I think it is indeed a big deal.

  4. Brayne
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I concur completely with Rongo. Please show ID's for Posts, Pages and Categories at least somewhere. It would make life so much easier. If it's not in the release, I will end up hacking/adjusting the code for sure.

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I put this into trac, something will likely get done, but whether it makes it into 2.5 or not is up in the air at this point.

  6. Rongo
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Otto. Hopefully the developers won't blow it off as the responsibility of a plugin developer -- a third party who has no obligation to the community to keep things updated.

    If they refuse to provide the ID overviews again, they ought to at least revise the codex to say that users need to use mouseovers, status bars or address bar links to get the ID since it is no longer revealed in the admin areas.

  7. pampfelimetten
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for ids, definitely needed, and they don't take that much space after all anyway

  8. jfretwell
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I agree, coming at WordPress as a 'simple' user who uses lots of static pages, I still need to know the page ID - how else do I exclude certain pages in the pages widget? And why would the widget give me the option of excluding by page ID if there is no way I can find it? (the hovering over the title thing isn't working for me ... could someone please clarify?)

  9. alanatfluffdesign
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for visible IDs. For one, the Template Tag, wp_list_pages() uses only IDs as a means of including / excluding those pages to list. And it's a powerful and helpful tag.

    But hey, this _is_ an RC and not a final release, so all's forgiven and lovely (but pretty please to getting the ID's visible again before 2.5) -- thanks one and all.

    PS: Hover over does not work for me either. However, if you view the source of the Manage, Pages page, each pages row has several references to its ID. Or, if you click the Pages' name, you go to the editor and it's URL ends in ‘post=No.’ where No. is the ID of the page.

    PPS: An easier way is to indeed hover over a Page Title in Manage, Pages and as long as your browser has a status bar (usually at the bottom) where it shows the URL of any hovered-over link, then that too will end in ‘post=No.’.

  10. talker
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I used the post/ page #ID to create blog and index listings.Had posted for help doing an index /listing and received no answer. Archaic as it may be, what I did ,works.
    http://www.thetalker.org/
    If there is a better way, would appreciate the guidance to a better method.
    In ver 2.3.3 once learned the "manage posts/pages" and using the ID's, was my solution to a working index. I'm stuck now, in updating the existing posts to reflect the WordPress blog instead of the Blogger blog.
    I nned the ver 2.3.3 method, to retain my normal insanity factors.

  11. apollokiev
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for visible post/page IDs. at least let us (the admin) toggle whether to make these visible or not. a simple user will not bother, but those of us who understand can use it.

  12. jsherk
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, please put the Post ID's back where they were prior to 2.5!!!

  13. auschick
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for visible page ID's too!! I use wp_list_pages too and the functions only allow for numbers rather than names.

  14. auschick
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ...come to think of it... hovering is not such a big deal to me... just make sure it's mentioned in the codex on the wp_list_pages page so that others will know where to look.

  15. Tonio
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well not only do I want to be able to see the Page ID #s but it also reassigns the page numbers on an import.

    +1 for page ID

  16. Oliver Schloebe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We got some inquiries in the german WP community aswell on Post and Page IDs, so I've created this little handy plugin: http://www.schloebe.de/wordpress/manage-posts-pages-id-25/#english

    See screenshot for what it does. :-) I will extend the plugin in the near future with user access control and IDs in the category and link lists.

    Hope you find this helpful.

  17. luddite_jean
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for Page ID, please! I also need to reassign IDs as the tree menu I use sorts on Page ID. How else can they be sorted except for date or alpha, both of which are useless to me.

  18. Cathy Tibbles
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    +1 for all ID's -
    I use them to create cross references between posts and pages - faster and simpler than the post slug.

    thanks!

  19. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Completely insane to have removed them, please put them back. You've made life harder for all of us who are doing custom navigations and clever theming.

    It seems as if with this release (2.5) WP is trying as hard as possible to annoy long-term WP developers by making it HARDER to use than before; why exactly?

  20. rocktog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How do you get the ID by hovering that everyone is mentioning. I'm on a mac and when I hover on title nothing changes in my browser bar. Ug. this is so frustrating.

  21. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We now have a plugin for fixing this in 2.5, but it should really still be part of the core as it used to be.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/restore-id/

  22. Kudama
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That Restore ID plugin works great. Thanks!

    This does seem like an embarrassing oversight in 2.5. I certainly expect it will be resolved in the next core release.

  23. Matt Hill
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Don't thank me, thank Nick. He coded it, I simply made the suggestion. :-)

  24. joelbaumann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Nick. Would it be possible to add the ID's of categories?

  25. Oliver Schloebe
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  26. talker
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi To All,
    Have used the latest versions of WP, on my localhost site. Still very awkward to use as a blogging platform. Seems WP is after progress and newness at any cost, ignoring what made the program good for bloggers.So am still with 2.3.3, for real blogging without the tears and frustration of the newest versions. The new version is neat, dont misunderstand what I say, just not neat for a multi-blog.

    http://www.thetalker.org/

    Here I had used the theme generator, with fair results, as unable to find a theme suitable for my use.

  27. Piggie
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Apparently but those that don't use a lot of static pages, it's still seen as old hat in version 2.7. I just noticed it and lost at least an hour, until I finally thought they must have removed it. Little did I realize 2 version ago. Those of us with static page sites don't change things that often.

    That said, main menu widget uses the page ID still.

    I agree with Talker in it seems they promote "newness" at any cost. Call plugins that don't keep up with versions old and say the authors need to get with it. I think if upgrade material were released, feed back taken better, WP can grow.

    The option is a legacy version from every major release where bugs and security holes are fixed, but features left alone. This could make WP a much more enterprise application instead of living it's life in beta.

  28. tommyk421
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    SOLVED: http://www.schloebe.de/wordpress/reveal-ids-for-wp-admin-25-plugin/#english

    Thanks, Alphawolf and the developers of the plugin.

  29. talker
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi To All,
    Well now, seems that my blog is stable with my way of doing a multi-blog posting. As I rechecked the updated versions of WordPress, no progress was made toward making posting easier for a blog like mine.Would really like to update to the latest version for many reasons, but I'm leary of doing so. Neat as the new versions are reported to be, it is still an awkward to use (for me) platform, from my look-sees at it. Nothing flashy (like many photos or ads) on my blog, just a simple bogging platform, that gets the job done. If you happen to visit my site, and see where some changes could be applied, and know how to apply it, would be appreciated.

    http://thetalker.org/

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