Sign up ×
WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have several custom fields that I need my client to be able to edit at anytime. For the sake of convenience, I'd like them to be able to edit these custom fields from the Quick Edit. This way they don't have to open a bunch of new pages to go into each post.

Is it possible to add editable custom fields to Quick Edit? Or am I out of luck?

share|improve this question

We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.

I've answered here with a link to my Custom Bulk/Quick Edit WordPress plugin and the complete Gist code for a custom post type bulk and quick edit scenario for 3-custom fields. –  Michael Cannon Sep 27 '13 at 4:27
possible duplicate of How to show a custom meta box on the "Quick Edit" screen? –  Howdy_McGee Jul 20 at 18:56
There is a beautiful tutorial vailable at… –  holyidiot Aug 30 at 18:30

2 Answers 2

After adding our custom column, we are ready to expand our Post Quick Edit menu using the quick_edit_custom_box action hook.

Note – The quick_edit_custom_box action hook will not fire unless there are custom columns present. That is why we started by adding a custom column.

add_action('quick_edit_custom_box',  'shiba_add_quick_edit', 10, 2);

function shiba_add_quick_edit($column_name, $post_type) {
if ($column_name != 'widget_set') return;
<fieldset class="inline-edit-col-left">
<div class="inline-edit-col">
    <span class="title">Widget Set</span>
    <input type="hidden" name="shiba_widget_set_noncename" id="shiba_widget_set_noncename" value="" />
    <?php // Get all widget sets
        $widget_sets = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'widget_set',
                        'numberposts' => -1,
                        'post_status' => 'publish') );
    <select name='post_widget_set' id='post_widget_set'>
        <option class='widget-option' value='0'>None</option>
        foreach ($widget_sets as $widget_set) {
            echo "<option class='widget-option' value='{$widget_set->ID}'>{$widget_set->post_title}</option>\n";

Line 5 – Only render our Quick Edit extension on the relevant screen. Lines 7 to 25 – Render our custom drop-down menu for selecting widget sets.

share|improve this answer

Note that we are wrapping our post meta in a div with an id of “release_date-” plus the post id. This will come in handy when we are populating our “Quick Edit” row. Full Detail here

add_action( 'manage_posts_custom_column', 'rachel_carden_populating_my_posts_columns', 10, 2 );
function rachel_carden_populating_my_posts_columns( $column_name, $post_id ) {
   switch( $column_name ) {
      case 'release_date':
         echo '<div id="release_date-' . $post_id . '">' . get_post_meta( $post_id, 'release_date', true ) . '</div>';
share|improve this answer

protected by Community Jul 4 at 7:57

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.