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  • I installed this plugin show ids but I still cant find my home page id( the page that your posts go to automatically ), Can someone please tell me how to find this id?


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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


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    Screen Options (upper right hand corner) in Edit Posts will let you select IDs to show up in a column on the right. Try it without the plugin; I don’t think you need the plugin, depending on the version of WP you have.

    Hmmm I am using version 2.8 and I do not see that option.
    Also, I cant find the home page anywhere in my admin panel, can it be the theme I’m using since all the other pages are listed in edit pages?

    Anyone know?

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    2.8 does have a “Screen Options” menu in the upper right (under My Profile) when you’re in the editing posts section; select “IDs” in that to show IDs.


    I have WP version 2.9.2, for the heck of it I did follow instructions above to see if I can find my IDs, but no success. I do have a “screen options” menu at upper right of screen, but when in edit post section, there is nothing about IDs there.

    Needing help please. Thanks in advance

    Moderator James Huff


    Go to the Pages section in your admin panel and click on the page in question to edit it. The URL will end with something like this:


    In this example, the page’s ID is 2078 .

    ‘normally’ the front page is displayed by index.php which is not a wordpress ‘page’ and therefore does not have a page id.

    macmanx & alchymyth, thanks for your responses, but I know how to edit pages, and I already discovered that my home page must not be a WP page and that’s why I’ve not been able to find it. So my bad for not making myself clear.

    However, for meta tag reasons I am needing to somehow access my home page because I need to locate the <head> section of it, which is supposed to be before the first <body> section.

    Any help with this would be much appreciated.

    the head section is general in the header.php of the theme, independant of the individual page.

    if you want to do something just for a spsecific page, you may need to use a conditional statement for this:
    (probably is_front_page() or is_home() )

    After talking to a good friend about it, I was able to find what I needed by going to my Editor (left side under Appearance), then Header (right side). I’m happy now that I’ve accomplished what I needed to do 🙂

    Everyone sems ot be having issues with this. In order to get your post id go to the posts or pages in the admin panel of your site (Mozilla and IE)and right click on the link and go down to properties, you should see the link http://homepage/wp-admin/post.php?post=10&action=edit

    Your page ID is post=10.

    In Chrome you hve to go down to “Inspect Elements” and find the a simlar link as the one above with the individual post number.

    Not to sure about Macs so maybe someone else can it explain it.

    There are in fact lots of ways to find your pages/posts.

    I use the very convenient “Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu” ( and whenever I hover on my pages/posts listing (in Firefox) I see their ID.
    You can also use the following plugin: “Admin Management Xtended Plugin” ( which lists the pages/posts ID and do much more.

    The index page is not considered as a page/post and has no specific ID like the others.

    Hope this helps 🙂


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