WordPress is a versatile and user-friendly content management system that allows you to easily manage and display images on your website. One common task is to display an image by its ID. In this blog post, we will explore how to achieve this using WordPress functions and techniques.

Understanding Image IDs in WordPress

Every image uploaded to WordPress is assigned a unique ID. This ID is used by WordPress to keep track of the image in its database. By knowing the image ID, you can easily retrieve and display the image on your website.

Using the WordPress Media Library

The easiest way to find the ID of an image in WordPress is by using the Media Library. Here’s how:

  1. Login to your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Click on “Media” in the left-hand menu.
  3. Find the image you want to display and hover over it.
  4. A set of options will appear below the image. Click on “Edit”.
  5. In the image details screen, you will see the ID displayed at the top.

Once you have the image ID, you can use it to display the image on your website using various methods.

Using the WordPress Image Function

WordPress provides a handy function called wp_get_attachment_image() that allows you to display an image by its ID. Here’s an example:

$image_id = 123; // Replace with your image ID
echo wp_get_attachment_image( $image_id, 'full' );

In the above example, we have assigned the image ID to the variable $image_id. You can replace 123 with the ID of the image you want to display. The second parameter, 'full', specifies the image size. You can change this to fit your requirements.

Using Custom HTML

If you prefer to use custom HTML to display the image, you can do so by retrieving the image URL using the wp_get_attachment_image_src() function. Here’s an example:

$image_id = 123; // Replace with your image ID
$image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( $image_id, 'full' );
if ( $image ) {
    echo '<img src="' . $image[0] . '" alt="Image" />';

In the above example, we first retrieve the image URL using wp_get_attachment_image_src() and store it in the $image variable. We then check if the image exists and display it using the <img> tag.


Displaying WordPress images by their ID is a straightforward process. Whether you choose to use the built-in WordPress functions or custom HTML, knowing the image ID gives you the power to easily display images on your website. So go ahead, find those image IDs, and showcase your visual content to the world!

Ibraheem Taofeeq Opeyemi

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