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  • Hi there, I’ve been trying to add a field to Quick Edit mode for posts but reached a dead end. The extra field is displayed using:

    add_action('quick_edit_custom_box', 'ilc_quickedit_show', 10, 2);
    function ilc_quickedit_show( $col, $type ) {
    	if( $type != 'event' ) return; ?>
    	<fieldset class="inline-edit-col-left">
    		<div class="inline-edit-col">
    			<div class="inline-edit-group">
    				<label for="eventdate" style="font: italic 12px Georgia, serif;">Event Date</label>
    				<span class="input-text-wrap">
    					<input type="text" name="eventdate" id="eventdate" size="10" value="">

    and even entered values are saved using:

    function ilc_quickedit_save($post_id, $post) {
    	if( $post->post_type != 'event' ) return;
    	update_post_meta($post_id, 'Event Date', $_POST['eventdate']);

    As you surely noticed, this is for a custom post type ‘event’. However, I can’t retrieve the values and populate the fields. AFAIK, this involves inline-edit-post.js but I can’t find any way to use inlineEditPost to retrieve the custom field value. Even the post id is available in the JavaScript scope

    add_action('admin_head-edit.php', 'ilc_quickedit_get');
    function ilc_quickedit_get() { ?>
        <script type="text/javascript">
        jQuery(document).ready(function() {
            jQuery('a.editinline').live('click', function() {
                var id = inlineEditPost.getId(this);
                alert("Post id: " + id);

    But, no luck for retrieving the values.

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