Managing a WordPress website? If yes, then you must have faced a common issue. This is about getting an insight into all of the content at a glance. Sadly, admin area of WordPress does not display a lot about posts, pages, comments, and users. Hence, this may make it really hard to locate the right page and check whether or not all of the associated fields are filled appropriately. Getting an overall sense of website content is also difficult.

If this is the issue you have been facing with WordPress, read on. Mentioned below are simple custom solutions combined with a ready-to-deploy plugin. The combination will help you overcome this issue.

A typical present day WordPress website usually comprises of richer content. Some of the plugins such as WooCommerce and Advanced Custom Fields introduce custom fields that stock particular pieces of content including subtitles, prices, additional images, and many more. All of these functions are great. However, keeping a close track of all of this content is almost impossible when only date, author, and title are visible on admin screens.

The following tutorial will tackle this issue via showing certain easy-to-implement custom codes.

WordPress by default displays only a small number of built-in columns. Using Codepress Admin Columns plugin will benefit you with several additional columns. This is not all. You will also enjoy 100% control over all columns for posts, pages, custom post types, comments, media, links, users, comments etc.

How to Start?

First, you need to install and then activate Codepress Admin Columns plugin. Once this plugin is activated, go to Settings » Admin Columns. This is where you will configure admin columns.

Adding or Customizing WordPress Admin Columns

All you need to do to customize admin columns is use the drag and drop interface and arrange items in the order you prefer.

Adding a Featured Image Column in Posts Admin Screen

Let’s assume you added featured image as an item to admin view of the posts screen. In case, the thumbnails appear in the wrong size or too big for your requirement, you must regenerate thumbnails to help them adapt to new image sizes in WordPress.

A wide range of items are available for each admin screen. You can add these to the view. For instance, it is possible to add word counts or even particular custom fields on the posts screen. You can add the following on media screen:

– Caption

– Image dimensions

– Alt text

– EXIF data

You can check out the plugin page for a complete list of fields available. This plugin is quite helpful when it comes to creating an organized workflow.

Now explore the items you wish to add to the admin view of each section. The next step is to add items that you find beneficial. Another advantage is that you can even adjust the width of columns by simply clicking on a specific item.

How to Edit with Admin Columns

For editing content, go to editing page and locate fields you wish to change. Now update them and click “Update”. Lastly, go back to overview screen. All changes are instantly saved. In the event something goes wrong, you can use undo and redo buttons to revert fast. WordPress supports direct editing for almost all columns. Admin Columns ensure you native editing experiences with the Advanced Custom Fields and WooCommerce add-ons. If you need assist so feel free to ask us:

To Sum Up

Admin Columns are capable of doing a lot more cool stuff. Simply take a close look and check out the awesome features it offers.


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