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Add admin post column with wp_get_shortlink

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Are you looking for a way to add a new column to the posts screen with an input field containing the shortlink? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add admin post column with wp_get_shortlink in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

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;
}

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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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

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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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