How to Delete a WordPress Post by ID

WordPress is a powerful content management system that allows you to create and manage your website with ease. Sometimes, you may need to delete a post from your WordPress site, and one way to do it is by using the post ID. In this blog post, we will guide you through the steps to delete a post by ID in WordPress.

What is a Post ID?

Every post in WordPress is assigned a unique identification number called the post ID. This ID helps WordPress identify and manage individual posts on your site. You can find the post ID by editing the post and looking at the URL in your browser’s address bar. The post ID is the number that follows the “post=” in the URL.

Deleting a WordPress Post by ID

To delete a post using the post ID, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click on “Posts” in the left-hand menu.
  3. Locate the post you want to delete and hover your mouse over it.
  4. When the options appear, click on “Edit”.
  5. Look at the URL in your browser’s address bar.
  6. Copy the number that follows “post=” in the URL. This is the post ID.
  7. Now, replace the number in the URL with the post ID you copied.
  8. Press Enter or click on the “Go” button.
  9. You will be directed to the post editor for the post with the corresponding ID.
  10. Click on the “Trash” button in the top-right corner of the editor.
  11. Confirm the deletion by clicking on “OK” in the pop-up window.

That’s it! The post with the specified ID has now been deleted from your WordPress site. Please note that deleting a post is permanent, and there is no way to undo the action. Make sure you have selected the correct post before confirming the deletion.

Alternative Methods to Delete a WordPress Post

While using the post ID is a quick and efficient way to delete a post, there are also alternative methods you can use:

1. Deleting from the All Posts Screen

You can delete a post directly from the “All Posts” screen in your WordPress dashboard. Simply hover your mouse over the post you want to delete and click on the “Trash” option that appears.

2. Quick Edit Option

The “Quick Edit” option allows you to make changes to a post without opening the full editor. To delete a post using this option, go to the “All Posts” screen, hover your mouse over the post, and click on “Quick Edit”. Then, click on the “Move to Trash” option and save your changes.

3. Using Bulk Actions

If you want to delete multiple posts at once, you can use the bulk actions feature in WordPress. On the “All Posts” screen, select the posts you want to delete by checking the box next to each post. Then, choose “Move to Trash” from the “Bulk Actions” dropdown menu and click on the “Apply” button.

Remember, when you delete a post, it is moved to the trash folder in WordPress. From there, you can choose to permanently delete the post or restore it if needed.

In Conclusion

Deleting a WordPress post by ID is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few simple steps. Whether you choose to use the post ID method or one of the alternative methods, make sure to double-check your actions before confirming the deletion. Happy deleting!

Ibraheem Taofeeq Opeyemi

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