ID & Thumbnail Column


Columns for Post/Page ID and Thumbnail

The WordPress admin panel listing for posts and pages will show the title, author, categories, tags, and date. However, it is sometimes necessary to know the post ID. This is particularly true when using shortcodes requiring a post ID.

WordPress does not display the post or page ID anywhere. You must hover over the title of the post, look at the link in the browser activity bar, and find the ID.

This option will add a column displaying the post ID on the listing page of posts and pages.

Furthermore, the post/page thumbnail (Featured Image) can also be displayed in a column.
This could help quickly and visually identify posts/pages from the listings page.

Setting up Column ID’s

Start by going to your User Specific Tab:
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Place a check mark in the ID column box:
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Be sure to “Save User Specific Options”.

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Click on Posts/All Posts:

This adds a column to your Posts Page. It gives you a quick reference guide to the ID number of each page.tid4-1

Setting up your Thumbnail Column

Start by going to the User Specific Tab:
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Place a check mark in the Thumbnail column:
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Be sure to “Save User Specific Options”.
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The Thumbnail Column allows you to add a featured image to each page (also used as a quick reference guide).
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Adding a Featured Image to your Post

To add a featured image to your post, select any desired post:
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Scroll to the bottom of the page, and on the right-hand side, you will see “Set Featured Image.”
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This will bring up your Media Library. You can select an image from here, or upload your own (see arrow).
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Be sure to select “Set Featured Image.”

Click on Posts/All Posts. Your featured image should show in the Thumbnail Column.

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This adds a column to your Posts Page that gives you a quick reference guide to the thumbnail (featured image) of that page.


Monica Rogers has written 5 articles

Customer service by day, wine connoisseur at night; I am a full-time support specialist at WP Edit Pro. "It's not about the destination... but rather, the journey."

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