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I have found edit-form-advance.php in /admin/ that contain layout of edit-post page

Have any way to customize layout via add_action(); ? because I didn't want to edit directly within Wordpress admin file.

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Are you trying to add metaboxes, remove existing metaboxes, or move metaboxes between columns? ( they're drag and drop ) – Tom J Nowell Aug 27 '12 at 7:56
No, just change "layout" like a custom table view for editing mode. – meddlesome Aug 27 '12 at 11:09
The layout of the edit page or the layout of the editor itself? I'm not sure what you mean. If you want to insert tables in your content there are plugins for that. – Tom J Nowell Aug 27 '12 at 13:23
Yes, layout of "edit page" like this imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/screenshot25550828at100.png that rearrange layout for editing or create new post. – meddlesome Aug 28 '12 at 3:05
That looks like a total rewrite, have you considered doing it on the frontend? – Tom J Nowell Aug 28 '12 at 9:05

Seeing the image you posted, you have two sane options:

  • Implement a frontend add/edit UI
  • Hide the posts admin UI and build your own

Considering that eitherway a rewrite is needed, I recommend using the frontend.

If you really want, you could hide all the metaboxes etc on the edit page and add your own at the bottom, but, this is 95% of the work for the above, in addition to hiding all the rest and tracking changes across versions, and the eventual maintenance nightmare.

Refer to wp_update_post, this will be the function you use to update the post in your save routine when the form is submitted

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Now I was implemented custom-UI in "wp-admin" zone with original Wordpress layout for wp-admin/edit.php, wp-admin/post.php Everything is properly work ! even Javascript. but I want to modified layout for edit-form-advance.php as I was researched that contained "editing layout" for edit.php and post.php. as mentioned I didn't want to edit these file directly. but as you seen in captured image, I was editing layout in edit-form-advance.php directly as not found any solution for this currently. img546.imageshack.us/img546/3356/screenshot25550828at539.png – meddlesome Aug 28 '12 at 10:46

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