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Add new column with media ID to media library

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Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will add a new column within the media library with the attachment ID.

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function column_id($columns) {
    $columns['colID'] = __('ID');
    return $columns;
add_filter( 'manage_media_columns', 'column_id' );
function column_id_row($columnName, $columnID){
    if($columnName == 'colID'){
       echo $columnID;
add_filter( 'manage_media_custom_column', 'column_id_row', 10, 2 );

  • Constantin

    great piece of code.
    any way you can make the list sortable by this column?

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