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Change wordpress admin post columns order

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I have needed to move a post column like “date, tags, author” or even a custom column within the wordpress admin. This is a simple method that I used to change the order of columns within the admin. What you have is two variables you will need to change $move and $before. Move is the name of the column you would like to move. Before is the name of the column you would like to move it before. The following snippet will let you move the author column before the post title column.

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Change default role names “Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber” to anything

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Have you ever wanted to change the default role names “Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber” within wordpress? Add this little snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme. This snippet will let you change any of the existing role names to anything that you would like. This will of course display within the role select menu for users.

“Please note this does not add a new role or permanently change the name”

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Block admin for all users but administrator

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If you need to block all users but the administrators from wp-admin just add this snippets to the functions.php of your wordpress theme. This snippet will redirect everyone but the admin back to the primary domain.

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Display post attachment count in admin column

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Sometimes you have a post with multiple attachments and it would be nice to see a count of the total media attached to a post. Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will display the post attachment count in a custom admin column.

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Update: Automatically create media_buttons for shortcode selection

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will add a select menu with an automatically generated list of your shortcodes. For everyone that is going to say hey wait a minute you posted this snippet before! Yes this is true but I added a few updates to this version.

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Attach PDF files to post with custom metabox file selection

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will create a new metabox within your post editing screen with a select menu listing all PDF files. Adding the second snippet in your wordpress template in the location you wish to display the files URL.

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