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  • How to Add post ID to posts, pages admin columns


    Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will add ID to post and pages admin columns.

    wordpress snippet : PHP

        add_filter('manage_posts_columns', 'posts_columns_id', 5);
        add_action('manage_posts_custom_column', 'posts_custom_id_columns', 5, 2);
        add_filter('manage_pages_columns', 'posts_columns_id', 5);
        add_action('manage_pages_custom_column', 'posts_custom_id_columns', 5, 2);
    function posts_columns_id($defaults){
        $defaults['wps_post_id'] = __('ID');
        return $defaults;
    function posts_custom_id_columns($column_name, $id){
    	if($column_name === 'wps_post_id'){
            	echo $id;

    ( WordPress codex functions, hooks, in this snippet. )

    manage_posts_columns, manage_pages_columns, add_filter, add_action, __, _n, wp,
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  • Anonymous

    Is there a way to reduce the width of that extra column?

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  • Arny

    Great! Like glvr, would it be possible to reduce the width of the extra column? Thanks Kevin!

  • Patrick Samphire

    For those asking how to reduce the width of the column, add the following to your functions.php file:

    add_action(‘admin_head’, ‘custom_admin_styling’);
    function custom_admin_styling() {
    echo ”;
    echo ‘th#wps_post_id{width:50px;}’;
    echo ”;

    Or whatever width you want.

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  • Adam

    Is there a way to show the IDs for only 1 post type? e.g. a custom post type?

    • Hi Adam,
      if you want to only display it with a custom post type, remove the add_action, add_filter in the above and replace them with this eg:

      add_filter(‘manage_edit-POSTTYPENAME_columns’, ‘posts_columns_id’, 5);
      add_action(‘manage_posts_custom_column’, ‘posts_custom_id_columns’, 5, 2);

      replace POSTTYPENAME with your post type name and your good to go.