How to Find your WordPress User ID

        There are many reasons why you may need to access background information about your <a href="">WordPress</a> installation, especially if you are considering going deeper with your WordPress development. Customizing your WordPress site may often require special back-end data you can only find in your WordPress database. In this article, we are going to learn <strong>how to find your WordPress User ID</strong> number.       </p> <h2>Find WordPress User ID via phpMyAdmin</h2> <ol class="article_list"> <li><a href="/support/images/stories/cpanel/lanternUpdatesMay17/cmPape_03.png" rel="lightbox-0"><img class="std_ss" src="/support/images/stories/cpanel/lanternUpdatesMay17/cmPape_03.png" style="float:right;margin:0px 15px 15px 15px;width:200px;"/></a><div style="clear:both;"></div><a href="/support/edu/cpanel/how-to-log-into-cpanel/">Log into cPanel</a><div style="clear:both;"></div></li> <li><!-- findWPUser_-01.png --><a href="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-01.png" rel="lightbox-0"><img class="std_ss" src="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-01.png" style="float:right;margin:0px 15px 15px 15px;width:200px;"/></a><div style="clear:both;"></div>Under <em>Databases</em> select <b>phpMyAdmin</b><div style="clear:both;"></div></li> <li><!-- findWPUser_-02.png --><a href="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-02.png" rel="lightbox-0"><img class="std_ss" src="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-02.png" style="float:right;margin:0px 15px 15px 15px;width:200px;"/></a><div style="clear:both;"></div>Select the database for your WordPress installation<div style="clear:both;"></div></li> <li><!-- findWPUser_-03.png --><a href="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-03.png" rel="lightbox-0"><img class="std_ss" src="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-03.png" style="float:right;margin:0px 15px 15px 15px;width:200px;"/></a><div style="clear:both;"></div>Select <em>users</em> table<div style="clear:both;"></div></li> </ol> <br/> <p><a href="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-04.png" rel="lightbox-0"><img class="std_ss" src="/support/images/stories/wordpress-development/general/findWPUser_-04.png" style="float:right;margin:0px 15px 15px 15px;width:200px;"/></a><div style="clear:both;"></div>    Now that you are in the <em>users</em> table, you will see all registered users in your WordPress site. In this example pictured, there is only one registered user. You will find the user ID number in the <b>ID</b> column. <div style="clear:both;"></div> </p> <h2>Using SSH and WP-CLI</h2> <p>               Using SSH and WP-CLI requires some knowledge in using the Linux command line.           </p> <ol class="article_list"> <li>Log into your server via <a href="/support/server/ssh/ssh-advantages/">SSH</a></li> <li>Use the <code>cd</code> command to navigate to the directory which contains your WordPress core files</li> <li>Enter the following command to list your WordPress users<br/><pre class="code_block"> wp user list </pre></li> </ol> <p>  The <code>wp user list</code> command will list the WordPress users and the ID numbers in columns and fields, and you will be able to see the number assigned to your user.  </p> <p>     Well done! You now know how to find WordPress user IDs in the WordPress database via phpMyadmin and using SSH and the WP-CLI. 
Christopher Maiorana Content Writer II

Christopher Maiorana joined the InMotion community team in 2015 and regularly dispenses tips and tricks in the Support Center, Community Q&A, and the InMotion Hosting Blog.

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