Custom Admin Post Listing

Author:Scott Reilly
Version:1.1
Last update:03 April 2008
Compatibility:WP 2.0+, 2.1+, 2.2+, 2.3+, and 2.5+
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Download:[ zip ]
Description:

Configure the post listing fields shown in the admin section under Manage→Posts by removing existing columns or adding columns consisting of custom field data.

Extended Description

In the Manage → Posts admin page of WordPress, the post listing table includes columns for ‘ID’, ‘When’ (the post date), ‘Title’, ‘Categories’, ‘Comments’, and ‘Author’. In WP 2.5 the columns are ‘Date’, ‘Title’, ‘Author’, ‘Categories’, ‘Tags’, ‘Comments’, and ‘Status’. Perhaps you have a single author blog, so the Author column is unnecessary. Or you don’t use categories so you don’t want to see the Categories column. Or you don’t allow comments so you could care less about the Comments. And/or you have information stored in custom fields for posts that you’d much rather see included in the table. This plugin helps you with those type of things.

The plugin provides an admin page via Options → Admin Post Listing (or in WP 2.5: Settings → Admin Post Listing). It allows you to selectively prevent any of the default post listing columns from being shown. You may also specify any number of custom fields to be added as columns.

Screenshots

  • A screenshot of the admin Manage → Posts post listing table unmodified.
    screenshot 1
  • A screenshot of the plugin’s admin options page at Options → Admin Post Listings (or in WP 2.5: Settings → Admin Post Listings)
    screenshot 2
  • A screenshot of the admin Manage → Posts post listing table modified by the plugin according to the settings from screenshot #2.
    screenshot 3

Installation

  1. Download the file custom-admin-post-listing.zip and unzip it into your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ admin menu in WordPress.
  3. (optional) Modify any configuration options for the plugin by going to its admin configuration page at Options → Admin Post Listing (or in WP 2.5: Settings → Admin Post Listing) to control how your Manage → Posts post listing table appears

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Copyright & Disclaimer

Copyright © 2006-2008 by Scott Reilly (aka coffee2code)

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Acknowledgements

Thanks to all those who have contributed feedback and support!