[wp-hackers] Editing the Posts List view for Custom Post Types

Paul Clark wp-hackers at pdclark.com
Fri Oct 1 04:08:43 UTC 2010

Hi Simon,

I recently did this for a client. You can view the code here:
and a screenshot here:

In this case, the client was a horse sanctuary. So, the custom post type,
"resident" is horses. Taxonomies were Adoption Status, Breed, Color, etc.
Clicking the taxonomy term names will filter the listing to posts in that

I based that code off of this example, which uses the same method to display
Post thumbnails in a column:

I also contracted Kawauso to make a plugin last week that would list any
custom field value in a column for any post type, and allow that value to be
edited via AJAX just clicking on it. He did a really great job. It's
excellent for things like editing All in One SEO Pack values very, very
quickly. It is enabled for different post types and meta fields through a

I haven't released that plugin outside client sites, but you can download it
here: http://pdclark.com/wp-hackers/meta-columns.zip

And you can see a screenshot here:

A usage example is included in readme.txt and in meta-columns.php.

Paul Clark

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Simon Hamp <simon at flipstorm.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone know of an 'easy' way to customise the Posts List
> (wp-admin/edit.php) for custom post types?
> I'm thinking adding extra columns, sorting.... that kind of thing. But I
> don't want to change it for all post types, just my custom ones.
> A complex example: showing a list of custom taxonomies that have been
> associated with each post in the table view.
> Really appreciate any input.
> Regards
> Simon
> On 2010-09-30 22:56:18 +0100, wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.comWrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I have a custom feature in a plugin that can be supported by post
> >types by calling add_post_type_support( 'post_type',
> >'my-super-feature' ).
> >
> >I'd like to get a list of the post types that support
> >'my-super-feature' so I can add a meta box to each of the supported
> >post type screens, but there doesn't seem to be a function that
> >returns all the post types that support a certain feature. I thought
> >we had something like get_supported_post_types('my-super-feature') but
> >I can't find anything like that.
> >
> >Any suggestions?
> >
> >John
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