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Add admin post column with wp_get_shortlink

Add the following snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme. This snippet will add a new column to the posts screen with an input field containing the wordpress shortlink. I added a little javascript to auto select the text.



Code Snippet:


add_filter( 'manage_posts_columns', 'shortlink_add_column' );
add_action( 'manage_posts_custom_column', 'shortlink_add_value', 10, 2 );

function shortlink_add_column($cols) {
$cols['shortlink'] = __('Shortlink');
return $cols;
}
function shortlink_add_value($column_name, $post_id) {
if ( 'shortlink' == $column_name ) {
echo '<input type="text" value="'.wp_get_shortlink($post_id).'" onclick="this.focus(); this.select();" />';
}
}

add_filter( 'manage_edit-post_sortable_columns', 'shortlink_sortable_column' );
function shortlink_sortable_column( $columns ) {
$columns['shortlink'] = 'Shortlink';
return $columns;
}

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  1. I noticed this column works on posts but not on custom post types. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Clifford, you can do the following for example.

      manage_edit-${post_type}_columns

      For a more detailed overview the codex has a working sample.
      http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference/manage_$post_type_posts_custom_column

      1. The original snippet’s “Shortlink” column displays as one of the CPT’s columns. It’s just that nothing displays. I verified with echo wp_get_shortlink(‘13715’); that that CPT post has a shortlink.

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        1. let me take a look and post something for you.

  2. Avinash D'Souza August 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Can this also support bit.ly links?

    1. As of right now it just uses the wordpress short url’s although I’m sure it could be setup to work with bitly as well. I take a look into it and see what I can come up with.

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