Show modified Date in admin lists

Description

This plugin shows a new, sortable, column with the modified date in the lists of pages and posts in the WordPress admin panel. It also shows the username that did the last update.

We needed this functionality for one of our websites and didn’t find a suitable plugin for it. The idea of our plugin is based on the plugin Sort by modified which has some problems displaying the information correctly in latest WordPress versiones. We love Admin Columns, but the free version doesn’t allow sorting the columns.

We also have included translations which are important for us as we are based in Valencia (Spain).

SHOW MODIFIED DATE IN ADMIN LISTS in your Language!

The first release is avaliable in English, Spanish and German. In the “languages” folder we have included the necessary files to translate this plugin.

If you would like the plugin in your language and you’re good at translating, please use the native WordPress Translation functionality.

New to Translating a plugin? First read through the Translator Handbook, then select your locale at Translating WordPress and finally go to the translation page for this plugin to translate it.

Further Reading

You can access the description of the plugin in Spanish at: Show modified Date in admin lists.

Contact

For further information please send us an email.

Screenshots

  • WordPress Admin post list with modified date
  • WordPress Admin page list with modified date

Installation

  1. Upload the show-modified-date-in-admin-lists folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory (or to the directory where your WordPress plugins are located)
  2. Activate the SHOW MODIFIED DATE IN ADMIN LISTS plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Please use with WordPress MultiSite at your own risk, as it has not been tested.

FAQ

What is SHOW MODIFIED DATE IN ADMIN LISTS good for?

This plugin shows a new, sortable, column with the modified date in the lists of pages and posts in the WordPress admin panel. It also shows the username that did the last update.

Does SHOW MODIFIED DATE IN ADMIN LISTS make changes to the database?

No.

How can I check out if the plugin works for me?

Install and activate. Go to the pages or post list in the administration of WordPress. There you should see a new column with the modified date.

How can I remove SHOW MODIFIED DATE IN ADMIN LISTS?

You can simply activate, deactivate or delete it in your plugin management section.

Are there any known incompatibilities?

Please don’t use it with WordPress MultiSite, as it has not been tested.

Do you make use of SHOW MODIFIED DATE IN ADMIN LISTS yourself?

Of course we do. 😉

Reviews

October 14, 2021
This is so needed. It should be part of core. I regularly need to check which pages/posts clients have updated to avoid overwites and check changes. This does it nice n easy. Thank you.
September 22, 2021
This is such a SIMPLE but HELPFUL tweak! Why WP doesn't make selectable column views and sorting native to the admin dashboard is a total mystery - and huge diservice to the user base. Thankfully, people with real-world needs and skills occasionally come along and help out the rest of us. Thanks so much for this plug-in !!!
August 4, 2021
This really helps when rebuilding a site and needing to verify recent updates to the live site are included before launching!
July 4, 2021
Unfortunately, the Modified Date category is not sortable in any list (WordPress 5.7.2)...
June 4, 2021
Did the job, thanks for this simple, but very useful plugin. I'm using it to compare content updates before moving a staging environment back to live, where data has been updated on both in different places.
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Contributors & Developers

“Show modified Date in admin lists” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Show modified Date in admin lists” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Show modified Date in admin lists” into your language.

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Changelog

1.3 (Release Date – 5 December 2020)

  • Added a check to solve an error on some WordPress installations when the user who last modified the post is deleted.

1.2 (Release Date – 1 September 2020)

  • Updated translation text domain to match plugin slug (“Since WordPress 4.6 the Text Domain header is optional because it must be the same as the plugin slug” – More info at Text Domains).

1.1

  • Update to show correctly the user that has done last modification.

1.0

  • First release.