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Ideas is an extremely simple way to manage ideas in your WordPress admin.

I used to just use WordPress’ default “Draft” feature to manage post ideas, plugin ideas, etc. But I was always afraid I’d accidenally publish a draft, and the drafts are included right within the rest of the posts.

It’s a messy solution, and far from ideal.

“Ideas” is a step in the right direction, a super simple post type I’ve been using for a while to keep my ideas separate from my content and media.

I made a plugin for myself so I didn’t have to re-write the post type every time I set up a new site, and also so that my Ideas post type was theme-agnostic.

This is that plugin, and I’ve got lots of plans to make it better!


  • An example of all ideas posts listed in the admin.

  • An example for the editing / "add new" screen for ideas.


Extract the zip file and upload the contents to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation, and then activate the plugin from plugins page.


I wish the most recent ideas would display first, not the oldest ones.

Just click the “Date” column header to change the order of the ideas based on time.

Are the ideas public?

The ideas you create will only be visible in your WordPress admin, unless you specifically edit plugin code or add a query somewhere for the “ideas” post type.

Can it do [insert feature name here]?

Ideas is meant to be very, very simple, so there aren’t many features / capabilities. It’s just a custom post type I use on almost every WordPress site of mine.

Why isn’t it working?

Try setting WP_DEBUG to true and see what errors pop up. If that doesn’t help, see the plugin info for how to get support.

Contributors & Developers

“Ideas” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial release