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Add Post ID to Posts and Pages Admin Columns

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You need the post IDs for multiple purposes like adding a post ID to some shortcode. Normally, it’s not available with the posts and pages. You can add another admin column to show post ID information.

Instructions: Add the following code to the functions.php file of your WordPress theme.

    add_filter('manage_posts_columns', 'posts_columns_id', 5);
    add_action('manage_posts_custom_column', 'posts_custom_id_columns', 5, 2);
    add_filter('manage_pages_columns', 'posts_columns_id', 5);
    add_action('manage_pages_custom_column', 'posts_custom_id_columns', 5, 2);

function posts_columns_id($defaults){
    $defaults['wps_post_id'] = __('ID');
    return $defaults;
}
function posts_custom_id_columns($column_name, $id){
	if($column_name === 'wps_post_id'){
        	echo $id;
    }
}

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  2. Is there a way to show the IDs for only 1 post type? e.g. a custom post type?

    1. Hi Adam,
      if you want to only display it with a custom post type, remove the add_action, add_filter in the above and replace them with this eg:

      add_filter(‘manage_edit-POSTTYPENAME_columns’, ‘posts_columns_id’, 5);
      add_action(‘manage_posts_custom_column’, ‘posts_custom_id_columns’, 5, 2);

      replace POSTTYPENAME with your post type name and your good to go.

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  5. Patrick Samphire December 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    For those asking how to reduce the width of the column, add the following to your functions.php file:

    add_action(‘admin_head’, ‘custom_admin_styling’);
    function custom_admin_styling() {
    echo ”;
    echo ‘th#wps_post_id{width:50px;}’;
    echo ”;
    }

    Or whatever width you want.

  6. Great! Like glvr, would it be possible to reduce the width of the extra column? Thanks Kevin!

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