How can I filter my custom post type like it's filtered by WordPress itself? By that I mean the links that allow you to show only published, private or trashed posts.

I need it because I want to filter my event post type in a way that you'll only see upcoming events at first, being still able to see all events.

I came across this question but it would be a dropdown instead of these links.



So what I want is to have a link Past events next to the Published link instead of using the standard dropdown menus.


I eventually did use a dropdown, based on this answer: https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/45447/28916


I would suggest using post_submitbox_misc_actions action as shown in the below example to provide an option for Publish meta-box.


add_action( 'post_submitbox_misc_actions', 'my_post_submitbox_misc_actions' );

    function my_post_submitbox_misc_actions(){
    <div class="misc-pub-section my-options">
        <label for="my_custom_post_action">My Option</label><br />
        <select id="my_custom_post_action" name="my_custom_post_action">
            <option value="1">First Option goes here</option>
            <option value="2">Second Option goes here</option>


Once used for at-least one post( or a CPT), then those options should appear beside publish actions in all posts admin page.

  • If I would go with this approach, I would have to set the event to past manually, right? Can I do the same in a way that's automated, based on the date in the meta data of my post?
    – Scuba Kay
    Feb 2 '14 at 13:39
  • I think this method may not work for what you are asking now.
    – sri
    Feb 3 '14 at 8:34
  • If you have no other way, i would suggest using java-script. I am pretty sure you can achieve this.
    – sri
    Feb 3 '14 at 8:46
  • Wow, that never even crossed my mind.
    – Scuba Kay
    Feb 3 '14 at 8:50
  • :) Then go ahead... I could give a hand if you need at some point.
    – sri
    Feb 3 '14 at 8:55

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