[resolved] Category Id creation (3 posts)

  1. Overflow
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just curious as to how WordPress assigns ID's to categories. I only had 4 categories, then after a bunch of test posts, my next (5th) category jumped to category "23".

    Again, just curious as to how; the method of which it does this.

  2. Driftless
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Categories and Tags are housed in wp_terms table in the database. So if you were tagging your test posts, this would explain why the number jumped up.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    All IDs are generated automatically by MySQL as the record is added to the database.

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