[wp-hackers] Showing users post counts for custom post types

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Sun Oct 24 16:36:10 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 11:59 AM, scribu <mail at scribu.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Jared Williams <jaredwilli at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out how to hook into the users.php manage page to
> > create custom columns for showing the number of posts users have for my
> > custom post types. I created a trac
> > ticket<http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15200>for this, but
> > @nacin explained why it's a job more for a plugin to do
> > instead, so I turned here.
> >
> > I have been unable to find a way to manipulate the output of the users
> > table, so I can add custom columns for CPTs post counts for each user.
> And
> > that may have something to do with the question @nacin asked, what would
> > the
> > post count numbers link to. For the current 'post' post count a user has,
> > it
> > links to the post manage page, showing all posts for that user
> > (edit.php?author=ID#).
> >
> > If I were to link it somewhere, it would be to
> > 'edit.php?post_type=TYPE&author=ID' if that were even somehow possible I
> > guess. But I don't even necessarily need to link it to anywhere. I mostly
> > want to just show CPT post counts for each person, having 600 users and a
> > combined total of 300+ posts across 4 custom post types. Admins are only
> > one
> > who can submit 'post' posts, so that column in the users page is useless.
> >
> > Anyone have any tips on hooking into that to do this?
> >
> First of all, if you're going to be lazy and reply to a thread to open a
> new
> topic (you should send a clean email instead), at least don't quote the old
> topic in your message.
> Secondly, there's no way to alter an existing column at the moment. The
> best
> you can do is register a new column and unset the one you're trying to
> overwrite.
> Here's a tutorial I wrote for the posts screen:
> http://scribu.net/wordpress/custom-sortable-columns.html
> Just ignore the sortable part and replace 'edit-post' with 'users'.

Of note, that tutorial has some awesome 3.1 bits in it. But the process of
hooking into manage_users_columns etc is all the same. In 3.1, you'll want
to look in the list-table(s) files in wp-admin/includes. In 3.0 you'll want
to look in wp-admin/includes/template.php.

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