en WordPress.com Forums › Support What are post IDs? Author Posts April 24, 2007 at 3:46 am #98893 pissandmoanMember you know the number next to the post in the dashboard? (next to when, title, categories, etc.). What do the numbers mean? do they have any affect on anything? April 24, 2007 at 3:58 am #99038 timethiefMember A unique number is given to every post however, I’m not really aware of why or how it could be used. April 24, 2007 at 7:51 am #99046 markStaff They have no effect. Databases work on numbers – and posts need numbers for that. Author Posts The topic ‘What are post IDs?’ is closed to new replies.