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Compact View Mode


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Are you a minimalist? This plugin is for you.

WordPress comes with List and Excerpt view modes by default.

This plugin adds a third mode called Compact, which allows you to fit more posts on the screen without scrolling.

Development of this plugin is done on GitHub. Pull requests welcome. Please see issues reported there before going to the plugin forum.


  • Select Compact View under View Mode in Screen Options and click Apply.


September 3, 2016 5 replies
Nothing changed. No buttons, no compact rows. ( Whatever, willn’t give bad rating. Please, try to fix!
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Contributors & Developers

“Compact View Mode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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0.4.2 – December 23, 2016

  • Tweak: Indicate support for WordPress 4.7.

0.4.1 – May 20, 2016

  • New: Load textdomain to support GlotPress.

Props fjarrett

0.4.0 – April 13, 2016

  • New: Taxonomies compacted into bubbles like comments.
  • Tweak: Quick Edit controls now float to the right on hover.
  • Fix: Compatibility issue introduced in WordPress 4.4.

Props fjarrett

0.3.1 – February 18, 2015

  • Fix: Bug causing other post types to be affected by compact view.

Props fjarrett

0.3.0 – February 18, 2015

  • New: Add support for compacting the Categories column.
  • Tweak: Properly compact columns when cancelling Quick Edit mode.
  • Tweak: Adjust the Author, Categories and Tags column widths.

Props fjarrett

0.2.0 – February 18, 2015

  • New: Special column compatibility for WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin.
  • Tweak: Automatically hide extra columns when compact mode is enabled.
  • Fix: Column duplication bug when cancelling Quick Edit mode.

Props fjarrett

0.1.0 – January 7, 2015

  • Initial release.

Props fjarrett