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  • Categories are stored in the terms table, as are link categories and tags.

    Each item in the table is assigned an ID sequentially. So when you add a category some time after you’ve added tags or a link category or two, the numeric IDs for them will seem fairly disparate.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Does it really matter to you what the ID numbers are? They could be wholly arbitrary, it doesn’t make any real difference.

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