How to Know Category ID in WordPress without any Plugin / Code

For many plugins or code snippets, you need to know your category ID in WordPress. You can install a few plugins to find the category ID in wordpress; but why add more code into your page and make it less SEO friendly!. By mistake I found a very easy solution for this

Steps to find Category ID

Step 1:

Login your wordpress admin panel.

Step 2:

Click on Categories.

Steps 3:

Keep your mouse cursor on “edit” of the category you want to find the ID

Step 4:

On bottom of your browser you will find the category ID as shown in image below. You can click on image to see bigger image.


From above image you can see that the category ID of “Hacks & Cracks” section is 3871

How to Confirm

It is important that you confirm that you got the right ID. The easy way is to put the ID in your browser. For example

http://realitypod.com/?cat=3871

If you see the archives of the category of your interest, you got it right. Let me know if it helped you or you found an easier way in comments.

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