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Show post ID in the title column

Hi, because I am not using the title field for my custom posts I would like to replace the post titles with the post ID’s. Is there an easy way to do this?

9 years, 1 month ago

Hi Johan,

Admin Columns itself offers no quick feature for this, but you can easily achieve it by using a built-in WordPress filter. Applying the filter the_title selectively should work.

add_filter( 'the_title', 'myplugin_overview_post_title', 10, 2 );

function myplugin_overview_post_title( $title, $postid ) {
	global $pagenow;

	$post_type = 'my-custom-post-type';

	// Only use the ID in the overview for the specified custom post type
	if ( $pagenow == 'edit.php' && ! empty( $_GET['post_type'] ) && $_GET['post_type'] == $post_type ) {
		return $postid;

	return $title;


9 years ago

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