Custom Field column

The Custom Field column allows you to display custom fields (metadata) in your content overview admin screens. It is available for Post Types, Users, Media, and Comments.

Custom Field Columns Sorting
These columns supports sorting
Filtering
These columns supports filtering
Editing
These columns supports inline edit
Basic
Color
Date
Image

This field displays an image with custom dimensions.

The stored Custom Field value should either be an URL or Attachment ID. Multiple images should be separated by commas.

Number
Text
Choice
Has Content
True / False
Default
Default
Multiple
Multiple Values
Number of Fields
Relational
Media
Post
User

Adding a Custom Field Column

You can add a custom field column by simply clicking “Add Column” and selecting the custom field you wish to display.

Custom fields are automatically formatted based on the custom field type you choose. Furthermore, you have the option to add a prefix and suffix to the column contents using the append and prepend options.

Custom Field Types

Admin Columns supports the following custom field types:

Type Value Display Optional
Images image URL's ( separated by a comma ) Thumbnail Image Set your own image size
Media Library Attachment ID's ( separated by a comma ) Thumbnail Image Set your own image size
Excerpt Plain or HTML text Summary of the text Excerpt length in the number of words
Mulitple Values  ( multidimensional ) array  a Comma-separated string of all variables inside the array
Numeric Integers Numeric value (also used for sorting)
Date Unix timestamp or a date format as described in the Codex  Formatted date Set a custom date format for displaying
Post Title  Post ID's (separated by a comma)  Post Title with an edit-link
Username  User ID's (separated by a comma)  User Name with a link to their profile
Checkmark should be a 1 (one) or 0 (zero) Display a yes or no icon
Color Hex value color ( e.g. #808080 ) Colored box
Counter The number of times the meta key is used by the item. Values can be strings or serialized arrays.
Default Any value Database value (an array will be flattened)

 Actions & Filters

Several actions and filters are available to modify and manage custom field columns. Filters and actions are developer features: use them with care!

Compatible Custom Field Plugins

For adding custom fields to your site we recommend the following plugins: