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Admin Columns

Customise columns on the administration screens for post(types), pages, media, comments, links and users with an easy to use drag-and-drop interface.


  • [Fixed] Page Order column is now available on all supported posttypes
  • [Fixed] Time reading columns shows "-"" instead of zero when there is no content


  • [Fixed] Estimate Time Reading column will not display a value when there is no content
  • [Fixed] When updating there was a possbile change on a "Cannot modify header information"


  • [Fixed] Support for custom post statuses
  • [Fixed] Page Order column is now available on all hierarchical post types
  • [Added] WordPress Default columns has it's own menu group
  • [Added] Columns set by plugins has it's own menu group
  • [Added] Custom Field column has it's own menu group
  • [Update] Updated all languages from Transifex


  • [Fixed] Comment bubble icon is fixed


  • [Added] Added new comment columns: type, author and user.
  • [Added] Width indicator text is darker
  • [Fixed] Remove ' symbol from column label, because it causing issues when sorting
  • [Fixed] Review notice will only show on admin columns page and with an improved hide button


  • [Added] Added the development filter 'cac/menu_types' to add custom menu types
  • [Added] Added public method set_menu_type() to the storage model
  • [Added] Added review notice
  • [Updated] Po file will exclude Actions columns which contain only native WordPress translatable strings
  • [Updated] Updated all languages from Transifex
  • [Updated] Pro addon notice text has been updated


  • [Added] Added content column for post(types).
  • [Added] Added the column shortcodes, which will display any used shortcodes in your post's content
  • [Added] Column width has a text field to enter the width
  • [Added] Added a message for when a custom field is empty
  • [Added] Column width can be set to pixels or percentages
  • [Added] Added a width indicator to the column settings header
  • [Added] Added a singular label to all storage_models


  • [Added] A column can have it's own JS/CSS files by using the CPAC_Column::scripts() method
  • [Added] Column Name can be found by hovering over the "Type" label in your column settings
  • [Fixed] Fixed a quick edit issue for comments
  • [Fixed] is_field() method of the custom field column works as intended


  • [Added] Added user column: Visual Editor
  • [Added] Added post column: Estimated Reading Time
  • [Added] Added method CPAC_Column::get_sorting_value()
  • [Added] Added user column display name
  • [Fixed] fixed wordcount issue with PHP 5.3 or lower
  • [Fixed] Fixed media actions column


  • [Updated] All translations from Transifex - ttps://www.transifex.com/projects/p/admin-columns
  • [Updated] 100% Spanish translation thanks to Carlos
  • [Updated] Custom Fields will now display an icon for file attachments in the correct specified dimensions
  • [Added] Public methods to CPAC_Column; get_type(), is_type(), is_field_type(), get_field_type()
  • [Added] Custom Field type "Terms"
  • [Added] Added posts column "Last Modified Author"
  • [Improced] Improved loading on columns settings screen when using many custom field columns
  • [Fixed] Only display filtering icon on supported Custom Field types
  • [Fixed] Remove deregister of qtip2 scripts.
  • [Fixed] PHP export now works as intended
  • [Fixed] Compatibility issue with Ninja Forms where submission would not be displayed


  • [Fixed] Image Uploader failing inside nested Settings pod when using the Pods plugin


  • [Added] Added filter "cac/column/meta/is_editable" for making all custom fields editable
  • [Added] CPAC_Settings::get_settings_page() to retrieve setting_page slug
  • [Added] Caching method for CPAC_Storage_Model
  • [Fixed] Field PHP Export was not working when included to a site
  • [Updated] Improved word count on post content


  • [Added] Added filter "cac/column/actions/action_links" for modifying the action column links
  • [Fixed] WordPress SEO by Yoast columns were not added to the dropdown menu when using the 'add column' button.
  • [Fixed] Fix "restore" action link in post actions column
  • [Added] Persian (fa_IR) language, thanks to kamel kimiaei.
  • [Added] Partially Italian (it_IT) language, thanks to francesco.

  • [Fixed] Quick Edit will display columns correctly after saving


  • [Fixed] support for WPML columns


  • [Added] Added date format option for "Last modified" column
  • [Updated] Change references from Codepress Admin Columns to Admin Columns
  • [Updated] General code clean-up
  • [Improved] Documentation improvements

  • [Updated] Portuguese (Brazil) language - thanks to André Mácola Machado

  • [Updated] Enable 3rd party plugins to set storage_models outside the post listings screens
  • [Updated] Spanish language updated - thanks to Andrew Kurtis

  • [Fixed] Fixed “Illegal offset” warning for unset option on edit screen

  • [Fixed] Fixed dependency on PHP 5.3+ in actions column


  • [Changed] Display "edit columns" button by default
  • [Improved] Improved memory usage by only loading columns for the current screen
  • [Changed] Removed floatHead library
  • [Updated] Only display ACF placeholder with ACF active.

  • [Fixed] Unavailable included JS-file on editing pages


  • [Fixed] Error with actions icons.
  • [Added] New Column! Used-by-menu column; will display in which menu a post/page/taxonomy is being used. With support for column sorting in posts.
  • [Fixed] Only ajax calls from cpac will trigger the loading of storage_models now.


  • [Added] New filter cpac/storage_model/columns_default for filtering the columns that should be loaded if there are no stored columns
  • [Added] Option (column property hidden) to hide column types from the dropdown list of column types
  • [Added] Use tooltip library for enhanced column value representation
  • [Added] Box for direct feedback on Admin Columns settings screen
  • [Added] Added method for retrieving current storage model (for overview pages such as the posts and page overviews)
  • [Added] Added WooCommerce add-on to list of add-ons
  • [Updated] Hide ACF5 field group post type from list of post types columns settings
  • [Updated] Updated structure of scripts and styles and way of enqueuing them


  • [Added] Added Path column for post(types). Uses the permalink without the home url.


  • [Fixed] Custom Fields for Media Library did not work.
  • [Fixed] Column type dropdown displayed an empty item.

  • [Fixed] Fixed issue with Posts 2 Posts (and other third party plugins) columns not being displayed because of hooking into late actions on post pages


  • [Added] Option to make permalink in permalink column clickable (linking to post)
  • [Added] Direct support box in Admin Columns settings screen sidebar
  • [Added] Added filter to suppress pro add-on notice (cpac/suppress_proaddon_notice)
  • [Updated] Minor adjustments for WooCommerce and other third party plugin support, setting up the post object in post columns
  • [Updated] Minor update in default column retrieval for improved 3rd party plugin support
  • [Fixed] Fixed problem with column groups incorrectly handling default 3rd party columns
  • [Updated] Updated translations from Transifex


  • [Added] AJAX refreshing of columns in columns settings screen
  • [Added] Support for managing columns via code instead of UI
  • [Added] Additional integration possibilities for add-ons
  • [Added] Add-ons tab for managing Admin Columns add-ons
  • [Added] Extended grouping support for column types to support add-ons
  • [Updated] Additional documentation was added to filters and actions
  • [Updated] Updated languages (from transfix)
  • [Updated] All custom fields (including hidden fields) now always displayed in custom field dropdown
  • [Fixed] Third party plugin integration functions are now prefixed, thereby adhering to coding standards


  • [Updated] Compatibility with add-ons


  • [Added] CSS now is compiled with LESS
  • [Updated] Menu is split between posttypes and media, comments and users.
  • [Fixed] WordPress SEO 1.5.2 columns support
  • [Updated] Refactored JS and cleanup
  • [Updated] Registered Date column now uses GMT date
  • [Updated] Display author as column has fallback to display_name
  • [Updated] Added conditional checks for featured-image-, ping-status and comment-status-columns
  • [Fixed] Fixed warning for available-sizes column
  • [Updated] Column labels can no longer contain ":" characters


  • [Updated] Undo changes from 2.1.2, will be in the next major release
  • [Fixed] Moved assignment of capabilities to plugin activation hook
  • [Fixed] Hook into manage_columns filters later to prevent overwriting from other plugins
  • [Fixed] Filters for column_path


[Updated] Added ajax check and improved loading. [Updated] Menu is split between posttypes and media, comments and users. [Added] WooCommerce 2.1 columns support [Fixed] Filters for column_path


  • [Updated] Added page check to posttype edit screens
  • [Updated] taxonomy raw_value outputs term_ids
  • [Added] Taxnomy support for Media
  • [Fixed] In some cases custom field column would trigger a php warning on post titles type


  • [Updated] Improved overall performance for script loading and lowered memory usage


  • [Updated] Danish translation - thanks to iosoftgame
  • [Updated] Spanish translation - thanks to redywebs
  • [Added] Chinese translation - thanks to 倡萌
  • [Fixed] Solved bug with before and after field
  • [Added] Fieldtype "Counter" to Custom Fields
  • [Added] Column type ID when you hover over the column type label
  • [Added] Support for raw values
  • [Updated] Changed filter for cac/column/value. See: http://www.codepresshq.com/documentation.


  • [Fixed] Performance issue
  • [Added] Option to show/hide edit-button
  • [Fixed] Bug before/after-field not saving correctly
  • [Fixed] Bug with storage model trying to load repository (svn) files
  • [Fixed] Bug with tooltip
  • [Fixed] Bug with duplicate message in javascript
  • [Added] RTL support - thanks to Hassan
  • [Added] Arabic translation - thanks to Hassan


  • [Fixed] Bug which caused columns to not include properly


  • [Notice] Database needs an update, make sure to backup first
  • [Changed] Sortorder licence is now an Pro Add-on
  • [Changed] Some filters and hooks have been changed, see online documentation
  • [Updated] Extensive refactoring of the code with improved API
  • [Updated] New UI with responsive design
  • [Updated] Hooks and filters has been replaced with one that follows the correct naming conventions with underscores.
  • [Updated] Columns menu will only display posttypes which have show_ui set to true
  • [Updated] Admin Columns will have a tabbed settings panel
  • [Added] Added settings page.
  • [Added] Added import/export capabilities
  • [Added] Column: Available_Sizes for media
  • [Added] Default sorting for Users, Comments, Media
  • [Added] Column: Parent for posts
  • [Added] Set your own excerpt length per column
  • [Added] Set your own image size per column
  • [Added] Restore settings per type
  • [Added] Column support for WooCommerce
  • [Added] Support for image headings by other plugin columns
  • [Added] Added edit/view-button for easy switching between overview screen and admin columns
  • [Added] Added capability manage_admin_columns to control which roles can set columns
  • [Removed] Column: Actions for comments
  • [Removed] Calling get_column_headers() interfered with storing columns
  • [Fixed] Issue: Sorting was not working when label contains the ':' character
  • [Addon] Added Pro add-on
  • [Addon] Pro add-on includes Sorting, Filtering and Import/Export


  • fixed bug: thirdparty columns that were previous loaded through load-edit.php will now use do_action( 'cpac-get-default-columns-{$type}' )


  • [Fixed] Issue: removed acf posttype placed by Advaced Custom Fields from settings menu
  • [Fixed] Issue: removed bbPress posttypes topic, forum and reply from admin columns settings menu
  • [Fixed] Issue: license key could not activate properly


  • [Upated] Ready for WP 3.5
  • [Added] support for custom fields for Media
  • [Added] color to the custom field types
  • [Fixed] default sorting for Post(types) and Media
  • [Fixed] problem with different date formats in custom fields. all dates will parsed by strtotime() now.
  • [Fixed] Issue: which could trigger a conflict when saving the setting on other plugins
  • [Fixed] Issue: when returning an admin class atrribute
  • [Improved] Perfomance on post count on user overview screen

  • [Added] 'before more tag' column, which will show the content which is placed before the more-tag
  • [Fixed] Issue: file images will now also be displayed when they can not be resized.
  • [Fixed] Issue: the checkbox disappeared when resetting columns and resaving them.

  • [Added] new custom field type: User by User ID
  • [Added] values to filter 'cpac_get_column_value_custom_field' for better control of the output
  • [Added] an example for above filter to FAQ section
  • [Fixed] Issue: where trash posts did not show with the sorting addon activated

  • [Fixed] Issue: with a static function which could cause an error in some cases
  • [Added] filter to enable taxonomy filtering. add this to your functions.php to enable taxonomy filtering: add_filter( 'cpac-remove-filtering-columns', '__return_false' );

  • [Fixed] Issue: for possible warning when using Custompress ( props to scottsalisbury for the fix! )
  • [Fixed] Issue: for sorting by postcount for users
  • [Added] 'Display Author As' column for post(types)
  • [Added] sorting support for 'Display Author As' column


  • [Added] german language ( thanks to Uli )
  • [Added] danish language ( thanks to Morten Dalgaard Johansen )
  • [Added] filter for setting thumbnail size ( see FAQ on how to use it )
  • [Added] support for hidden custom fields ( see FAQ on how to enable this )
  • [Fixed] Issue: for WordPress SEO by Yoast Columns

  • [Removed] taxonomy filtering ( will implement show/hide option )


  • [Added] french language ( thanks to Alexandre Girard )
  • [Added] filtering by taxonomy ( only displays when column is used )
  • [Added] compatibility with woocommerce
  • [Added] Actions column for Media (delete, view etc.)
  • [Added] Actions column for Link (delete, view etc.)
  • [Added] Actions column for Comments (delete, view etc.)
  • [Added] Wordcount column for Comments
  • [Added] Filesize column for Media ( supports sorting )
  • [Added] default sorting for posts ( remembers your last sorting, only with addon )
  • [Added] default sorting for media ( remembers your last sorting, only with addon )
  • [Added] filters to the result output
  • [Fixed] Issue: value media meta column ID
  • [Fixed] Issue: with sorting users by postcount


  • [Added] posts columns Last Modified and Comment count
  • [Added] media columns for EXIF and IPTC image data
  • [Added] custom fields columns to the Media Library
  • [Improved] given column values it's own class
  • [Added] bug fix for sorting bookmarks/links
  • [Fixed] possible php warning


  • [Removed] taxonomy filtering


  • [Fixed] Issue: for unexpected output in the column value
  • [Fixed] Issue: for better 3rd party plugin support
  • [Added] column for Comment status
  • [Added] column for Ping/Trackback status
  • [Added] column for Posts Actions (delete, view etc.)
  • [Added] column for Users Actions (delete, view etc.)
  • [Added] sorting taxonomies ( only on first one )
  • [Fixed] Issue: fix for sorting
  • [Added] taxonomy filtering


  • [Added] polish translation, thanks to Bartosz.
  • [Upated] the license key validation proces to be complaint with WP rules
  • [Removed] non-breaking-space-character from column output


  • [Added] support for comment columns
  • [Added] support for link columns
  • [Added] links to taxonomies
  • [Added] sorting user custom fields
  • [Added] sorting to links columns
  • [Added] user columns so you can see how many articles an author has published of a certain post type
  • [Added] Textual help
  • [Added] the option to specify column width
  • [Added] role column to all posts screens
  • [Added] posts status column to all posts screens
  • [Added] image path to media library
  • [Added] added apply_filters('cpac-get-post-types', $post_types) to filter out certain post types
  • [Added] option to enter license key for activating sorting on ALL columns
  • [Fixed] Issue: a php5 warning
  • [Fixed] Issue: a conflict with the Co-Authors plugin


  • [Added] support for Media columns
  • [Added] Media columns: filename, width, height, dimensions, description, alt, caption and mime-type
  • [Added] date type to posts custom fields
  • [Added] title type to posts custom fields
  • [Improved] sorting has changed. when sorting; only results are shown which contain a value
  • [Improved] str_word_count is used for excerpts


  • [Added] word count sorting
  • [Added] attachment count sorting
  • [Added] template name sorting
  • [Improved] styling changes
  • [Fixed] Issue: with sorting by slug
  • [Fixed] Issue: with sorting by attachment


  • [Added] support for third party plugins
  • [Added] user custom fields
  • [Added] extra image check
  • [Fixed] Issue: with javascript (jquery) enqueue


  • [Fixed] Issue: for WP3.3beta


  • [Added] Dutch translation


  • [Fixed] Issue: path separator for require_once
  • [Added] word count column


  • [Added] User Columns.
  • [Added] before / after text for custom fields
  • [Added] custom field type 'Numeric'.
  • [Added] custom field sortables.
  • [Fixed] domain path
  • [Fixed] settings link


  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3.1
Last Updated: 2015-8-28
Active Installs: 50,000+


4.9 out of 5 stars


6 of 12 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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