Posts, Pages and Custom Post Type Columns

These columns are available on the WordPress list table for Posts, Pages and Custom Post Type Columns. Each column has its own settings and will display different information about each post, such as a featured image, page template or custom field data.

Columns can have additional functionality: their contents can be sorted, filtered, and they can be updated directly from the WordPress list table using inline editing or bulk editing. Export can be used to export the column’s content to a CSV file.

This is a list of the available columns and its features for posts, pages, and custom post types:

Posts, Pages & Post Types Columns Display Sorting
These columns supports sorting
These columns supports filtering
These columns supports inline edit

Actions Column

The actions column will display the action bar that would normally display when you hover the row. There is the option to show a text link or icons.

Actions column

This column will hide the original action bar that is added to the primary column, usually the first column.

Allow Comments

Allow Comments Column

Shows the “allow comments” status in a column.

Discussion Allow Comments

When comments are allowed a check mark is displayed.

Allow Comments Column

Do you want to disable comments for a particular post? Just use inline edit and change its status from the posts overview screen.


Attachments Column

The attachments column displays all the attached media to the post or page. It will display an image or an icon for files.

Attachments column for WordPress

Limit the number of displayed images:

Gallery items in a column

You can un-attach and attach any media file directly from the overview.

Edit attachments for a post


Author column

Display the author of the post. By default, the author column only displays a “Display” name, usually their login name, but what if you need their email or full name? With the new Author column, you can choose how to display the author. You can now display the author by their:

  • Display Name
  • First and Last Name
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Nickname
  • Roles
  • User Email
  • User ID
  • User Login
  • User Nicename
Child Pages

Child Pages Column

The child pages column lists all the child pages for that page. This column is filterable to only display pages that have child pages.

Child Pages column for WordPress


Comment Count

Comment Count Column

Instead of just showing the total number of comments per post, you can show comments for a specific status. Pick a comment status in the column settings and their count will be displayed.

Comment Status

You can choose between these statuses:

  • Approved
  • Pending
  • Spam
  • Trash
  • Total
Date Published

Date Published Column

Shows the publish date of a post. When the post status is a draft, pending or scheduled, an icon will be displayed.

Date Column for WordPress

When hovering over the icon a tooltip will show more information.

You can change the displayed date to any format:

Date settings for WordPress date column

When you need to change the date of the post you can select another date with inline edit.

Edit Publish Date WordPress

Use our ranged filter function to easily find posts  for a specific period of time. Finding posts that are published on a specific day, month, year or custom period of time  has never been easier.

Estimated Reading Time

Estimate Time Reading Column

This column displays how much time it takes a person on average to read the post or page.

Estimated Reading Time column for WordPress

The reading time is calculated by the number of words read per minute. By default, this is set to an average of 200 words per minute. You can change the number of words read per minute in the column settings.

Estimated Reading Time column settings


Excerpt column

The excerpt column will display the post summary. When a post has no excerpt written, it will display the first 55 words of the article. The page icon () indicates a missing excerpt.

Excerpt Column for WordPress

You can change the length of the post summary in the column settings. The default number of displayed words is 20.

An excerpt can easily be modified right from the overview using inline edit.

Excerpt editing

Featured Image Column

The featured image column will display the image on your posts overview.

Featured Image Column

You can set your own image dimensions by selecting a predefined size or by settings a custom size.

If you want to quickly change your image you can use inline editing to select another image.

Quick edit a Featured Image


Post ID column

Shows the Post ID on your overview page. So simple, but so useful at times :)


Images column

The images column display the number of images used in the article, and the total file size of these images.

More details of the images show when you click on the image count. This will display a link to the image, its extension, file size, and dimensions.

Tip By sorting this column from large to small sizes you can easily spot images that are too large, and that could slow down the loading of your site.
Last Modified

Last Modified Date Column

Shows the last modified time of a post or page within a column. You can change the way the date is formatted in the column settings.

Last Modified Author

Last Modified Author Column

Shows the author that most recently modified the post or page.

Latest Comment
Link Count
More Tag

More Tag column

Show the part of the content that comes before the “More Tag” on the overview screen with the More Tag column.


Order Column

Shows the page order. This column can also be sorted by the page order.

When you need to change the order of a page you can do that right from the overview page with the help of inline editing.

Page Template

Page Template Column

Shows which page template is used by the page.

Page Template column for WordPress

Do you need to change a template? You can select a different page template with inline edit.

Page Template Quick Edit for WordPress


Path Column

The path column shows the relative URL for the post or page.

Path column for WordPress

Shows the permalink of the post or page, and this column can be sorted.

Ping Status
Post Format

Post Format Column

This column shows the post format in either text or an icon.

Post Formats column for WordPress

Filter this column to display specific post formats only:

Filter by Post Format

You can quickly change the post format with inline editing.

Post Format Editing


Shortcodes Column

The shortcode column displays all the shortcodes that are used in the post or page. It also displays how many times the shortcodes was used.

Shortcode column for WordPress


Slug Column

Shows the slug of a post or page.

Slug Column for WordPress

Tip Use the Path column when you want to see the complete path of the page.

Post Status Column

The post status column displays the status of a post with either text or an icon. You can enable icons in the column settings.

Post Status column for WordPress

Changing the post status can be done using inline edit.

You can also filter the posts by its status. For example, if you only want to see “draft” posts, you can just select those and start publishing them.

Filter by Post Status


Taxonomy Column

By default, WordPress only display a category or tag column. The taxonomy column displays any taxonomy, also your custom taxonomies, as a column. It shows all the related terms for a specific taxonomy.

Taxonomy Column

When adding this column, you can choose which taxonomy you want to show. Only taxonomies that are available for the current post type can be selected.

Taxonomy Column Settings

You can sort, filter and edit the terms for a post directly from the overview page.

Editing taxonomies

Title Only

Title Only Column

The standard title column for WordPress shows not only the title, but also the post status, post formatting, and the actions bar.

The title only column will show just that, just the title, for a clean looking table.

By combining the Title Only column with the Status column and Post format column you can display the same information as the standard Title column, but with a better look.

This column can also be sorted and supports inline editing.

Word Count

Word Count Column

The word count column displays the exact number of words that are in the post or page. We made sure the word count is always correct no matter which language you write in.

This column is sortable; sorting your articles by the number of words makes it easy to spot your largest and smallest articles.

Custom Field
Advanced Custom Fields

Do you use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin? Then we have the perfect integration for you. With our ACF Column, you can add any field, like text or an image, to your WordPress list table.

Custom Field

This column can display any type of custom field content. Read more about the Custom Field column.


Already using the popular Pods plugin? Then we have the perfect integration for you. With our Pods integration, you can add any Pods field to your overview screen.

Toolset Types

Using the Toolset Types plugin? Admin columns integrates beautifully with Toolset Types. It has support for all post types and taxonomies. It also supports all types fields including posts, terms, users, and repeating fields. Learn more about our Toolset Types integration.


We offer a kick-ass add-on for WooCommerce that adds additional columns to your products and order overview page so that you have complete control over your online shop.

Examples of customized list tables

Look at the following list table examples on how these columns can help you manage content better: