I know there are two hooks to add content before and after a taxonomy wp-list-table.

Is there an action to add content after the post type wp-list-table on the edit.php page?

For $taxonomy List Tables:

add_action( 'category' . '_pre_add_form', 'copy_above_form' );
function copy_above_form( $taxonomy ) {
    echo '<p>Above the WP-List-Table</p>';

add_action( 'after-' . 'category' . '-table', 'copy_below_table' );
function copy_below_table( $taxonomy ) {
    echo '<p>Below the WP-List-Table</p>';

Reference: https://trepmal.com/action_hook/after-category-table/


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This has probably been solved many times here on this site, but maybe not with all your requirements? So let me try to answer it here:

You can try to use the all_admin_notices and in_admin_footer actions, wrapped inside the load-edit.php action to target the edit.php page:

add_action( 'load-edit.php', function(){

   $screen = get_current_screen(); 

    // Only edit post screen:
   if( 'edit-post' === $screen->id )
        // Before:
        add_action( 'all_admin_notices', function(){
            echo '<p>Greetings from <strong>all_admin_notices</strong>!</p>';

        // After:
        add_action( 'in_admin_footer', function(){
            echo '<p>Goodbye from <strong>in_admin_footer</strong>!</p>';

This will render like the following screenshots:





You can then easily modify this to target the edit.php screen for different custom post types.

Hope this helps.

  • Thanks birgire, I did notice this was an option - but it was adding onto the admin footer. The other alternative was via a javascript function, but I did not think that was the correct way to do it. Since there are no actions to hook onto the edit-post page, I believe this may only be the accepted answer. Thanks!
    – Roc
    Apr 5, 2014 at 16:32
  • I did check the WP_List_Table class and the WP_Posts_List_Table class, but I didn't find any useful hooks there. It would be handy if one could extend these classes and replace the current instances ;-) The instance is created via $wp_list_table = _get_list_table('WP_Posts_List_Table'); but there's no filter/hook in this internal function _get_list_table() see here. The Codex also says: This is a private, internal WordPress function. It should not be called directly or used by developers.
    – birgire
    Apr 5, 2014 at 17:06

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