Support » Plugin: Easy Digital Downloads Featured Downloads » Featured Column & Quick edit option Missing from Downloads list

  • Resolved huemanfoo


    Just installed this, same problem as someone else already mentioned:
    Featured Column & Quick edit option Missing from Downloads list!
    Any updates/patches?
    Even if it is a plugin conflict, can’t go losing other plugins just for this to work?
    Would be a great plugin if it works as described 🙂

Viewing 14 replies - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • Plugin Author Andrew Munro



    Sorry, I can’t seem to replicate the issue you are experiencing, I see both the featured column and the quick edit option. For the column, can you check it’s not simply turned off via the “Screen Options” tab?

    It’s certainly possible that another plugin is interfering. If that’s the case, I can dig in and find out why. Could you please temporarily deactivate all other plugins except EDD and EDD Featured Downloads and then see if the column and quick edit option show?

    If so, activate your plugins again in small batches until the problem comes back and you can identity the plugin that is causing the issue. Post back here with the plugin name and I’ll do my best to replicate the issue and find the cause.

    Hi, thanks for your rapid response.

    I have found out which plugin is causing the conflict:

    EDD – Front End Submissions – (Edd FES):

    When I deactivate this, the features column becomes visible and the quick edit option also.

    Note that when (Edd FES) IS activated, the featured option IS available in full edit mode of downloads.

    Hope this helps and you can find the conflict.

    Thanks again, great free plugin 🙂

    Plugin Author Andrew Munro


    Excellent, thanks for that! I’ll install FES to replicate and post back when I know more 🙂 hang tight!

    Plugin Author Andrew Munro


    I replicated the issue and worked out why it’s not showing (both the column and the quick edit setting). FES is clearing out the columns on the main downloads screen before setting its own custom columns. This means that any extension that adds custom columns to that screen will have theirs removed.

    FES shouldn’t be doing this IMO so I’ve submitted a patch to the FES repo to prevent this behaviour. After it has been reviewed and a new version released, EDD Featured Downloads will work correctly with FES installed.

    Any way i can fix this my end until the new version?
    I’m competent enough but maybe you can save me time 😉

    Plugin Author Andrew Munro



    1. In FES, go to classes/admin/downloads/class-download-table.php
    2. In the columns() method on line 314, delete the following line:

    $columns = array();

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Andrew Munro.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Andrew Munro.

    Superb! Thanks very much! Great feature 🙂

    Plugin Author Andrew Munro


    You’re welcome!


    actually, removing columns = array(); changes the order of the columns 🙁

    However, I found a better way:

    Simply add this to the end of the array declaration (or in between other column values depending which column you want it in):

    $columns["featured"] = __( "Featured", "edd_fes" );

    Hey Presto!


    Plugin Author Andrew Munro


    You’re absolutely correct, the ordering does get messed up. I can see why FES resets the array now.

    I’m instead going to now release an update for Featured Downloads, that will support FES when it is active. After you see the update, you can revert the change you made to FES and you’ll still see the Featured column as the last column on the downloads screen.


    COOL! I’ve updated the plugin and all is sweet now!
    Thanks again 😉

    hey, another thought perhaps for a future update:
    would it be possible to have an option in the “bulk actions” box in admin -> downloads?
    So you could check the boxes of multiple downloads and then bulk feature them?
    For me this would be handy, not sure about others.

    Plugin Author Andrew Munro


    Thanks for the suggestion!

Viewing 14 replies - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)
  • The topic ‘Featured Column & Quick edit option Missing from Downloads list’ is closed to new replies.