How to Embed Videos With Codes on WordPress

Hi, everyone. Welcome to Today’s tutorial is about how you find your category ID number. Now each category has a unique ID number, and there are several things you may need it for on WordPress. A few examples may be when you need to add certain tags, like the query posts tag, you need your category ID number. You also may want your category pages to look different from one another, so you also need your category ID number for that.


And there are several other reasons as well. And now to go about finding your category ID number is very straightforward and very, very simple. All you want to do is when you’re on your Dashboard, come over to the navigation menu and open up your Posts submenu. Here, you’re going to scroll down to where it says “Categories.” And once you clicked that link, it will bring you to the Categories page.

And you can see here, on the right side, is a list of all the categories I currently have. Now in order to find this category ID number, all you have to do is hover your mouse over the specific category. And down at the end of the window browser in the status section, you will see, at the end of the URL link, the category ID number.


So for this one, you’ll see it says “ID equals 18.” This one, the ID number is 7. For this one, 1. And for this one, it is 6. And that is all you have to do in order to find your category ID number.


Thank you for watching.


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Andy Johnson has been on the Internet since the its dawn(ie his first computer program was recorded on cassette tape) and his first hard drive cost about as much his current MacBook. His first byline was in 1993 for a local newspaper rag he eventually helmed, and his last “real job” was at a computer start up which ended when it ended. Throughout it all he’s freelanced and blogged. Now he is mesmerized by Search Engine Optimization forever trying to “rise to the top” for the right reasons. He’s been married to his wife Julia for as long as he can remember and has two lovely, wonderful children. He looks forward to sharing the latest in the technical best for all the online entrepreneurs.