So, after working on a script that imports tons of data from another API, and doing lots of testing, all new posts I make have a post ID above 10,000,000.

Thing is, now that I'm done, all my test data is gone, and my last "real" post has the ID 88.

Is there a method to "reset" my post ID's, so that the next one I make has the ID 89? I know that there's no real need to do this, but I plan on maintaining this site for many years and it'll be annoying.

Worst case, I can just reinstall and export/import.

  • why? ID is just a uniqque id and the value has no meaning – Mark Kaplun Aug 14 at 15:16
  • ... and don't do development on production servers – Mark Kaplun Aug 14 at 15:18
  • It's not on production. It's on a development server, who's database will soon be cloned into production. – Brian Aug 14 at 15:23
  • which make it exactlu like production – Mark Kaplun Aug 14 at 16:45
  • Yes... my dev environment is exactly like my production environment. It makes debugging quite simple. As far as I know, most developers prefer to have similar prod/dev instances ;) – Brian Aug 14 at 20:06
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I also happened to me once, I only had like 10 real post, so what I did was to go to phpMyAdmin, make sure your that on my wp_posts and wp_posts_meta tables are only information about the 10 real posts IDs, from the mysite/wp-admin/export.php I exported all the posts (10 of them), I run the following SQL query on phpMyAdmin.

DELETE FROM wp_posts;
DELETE FROM wp_post_meta;

TRUNCATE TABLE wp_posts;
TRUNCATE TABLE wp_post_meta;

And finally, I import again the 10 posts, after that the ID was bad to normally, mine was only around 10000 tho, but it should work nonetheless.

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