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How to Find a WordPress User ID


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Dave Warfel

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Looking for your WordPress user ID? Need to find the ID of another subscriber, student, or customer on your WordPress site?

It’s easy, and I’ll show you two different ways to do it.

  1. No plugin (great for quick, one-time ID finding)
  2. Simple plugin (great if you need IDs often)

The plugin method will also make it easy to access WordPress page & post IDs, as well as all of your custom post types. It can be really useful.

Let’s dive in.

Find WordPress User ID One-Time (no plugin)

This is the quickest way that you can find a user ID right away.

  1. Login to your WordPress admin area
  2. Navigate to Users > All Users
  3. Locate the user whose ID you need

WordPress admin search users

You can use the “Search Users” bar in the top-right corner to search by name or username.

  1. To find the user ID, simply hover over the person’s username. Now look in the lower-left hand corner of your browser. You should see a URL that looks something like this:

The number immediately following user_id= is the WordPress user ID. In this example, the user ID is 7.

Where to find a WordPress user ID

You can also click on the user’s username, and look in the URL bar at the top of your screen. You’ll see the same thing. The user ID is the number located immediately after user_id=.

WordPress user ID in URL bar

So that’s the simplest & fastest way to find a user ID out-of-the-box. But if you need to access them on a regular basis, you might find this simple plugin to be of great value.

Reveal IDs Plugin

This plugin is super-simple, and incredibly helpful if you use WordPress IDs often. Not only does it expose WordPress user IDs, but it shows IDs of posts, pages & all your custom post types, as well.

  1. Install & activate the Reveal IDs plugin

Reveal IDs plugin card

  1. Navigate back to Users > All Users
  2. You’ll see a new column labeled ID
  3. This contains the WordPress user ID

WordPress user ID column

This column will show up for all post types, including posts, pages & any custom post types you are using. But you can easily hide it on a screen-by-screen basis.

Reveal IDs screen options to hide column

  1. Click Screen Options in the top-right corner
  2. Uncheck the ID box
  3. …and you’re done

The column is now hidden for that particular screen.

If you need WordPress IDs often, I highly recommend the plugin approach.

If you need any help finding WordPress IDs, let me know in the comments and I’ll help you out.

Dave Warfel

LinkedIn  •  X (Twitter)Dave has been working with WordPress since 2011. He's built 100s of client sites and almost a dozen of his own. He's tested almost every plugin you can think of, hosted with at least 10 different companies, and gone down every SEO rabbit hole you can imagine. When's he's not tinkering with new software, you'll find him in the mountains of Colorado, trail running, summiting peaks, and rippin' downhills on his mountain bike. 🏔️🏃🚴🤸

2 responses to “How to Find a WordPress User ID”

  1. Shilpa Anderson Avatar
    Shilpa Anderson

    In my site I have created one user but the user have not received any email about creation and that particular user is not visible in “All users” tab. So is there any way to edit that user details.

    1. Dave Warfel Avatar

      Shilpa — If the user doesn’t appear on the “All Users” page, then they don’t exist. Something must’ve happened when you tried to create their account.

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