Custom Column for Post Type

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Are you looking for a way to add more columns for your custom post types? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to create column for post type in WordPress.


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

add_action('manage_POSTTYPE_posts_columns', 'posts_column_hello', 10);
add_action('manage_POSTTYPE_posts_custom_column', 'posts_custom_column_hello', 10, 2);
function posts_column_hello($defaults){
    $defaults['post_hello'] = __('Hello World');
    return $defaults;
function posts_custom_column_hello($column_name, $post_id){
    switch($column_name) {
        case 'post_hello':
            echo 'hello world'

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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