When viewing a list of all standard post or pages there are convient quick edit and bulk edit functions to edit author, template, status, dates, etc...

Is there an easy to enable similar quick edit and bulk edit tools on Custom Post types?

For example going to: ../wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page select all checkboxes, select edit from drop down, click apply, you get options for Author, Parent, Template, Comments, Status, but none of those show up for ../wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=mycustomposttype

  • Works just fine with my Custom Post Type. Please provide steps to reproduce(or failing that show the code you're using to register the post type).
    – t31os
    Commented Aug 10, 2011 at 23:41
  • Turns out... it does all work just fine... I mistakenly hadn't registered 'author' as a capability of the post type.
    – jb510
    Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 23:29
  • Yeah, that'll do it.. glad to hear you tracked down the problem. :)
    – t31os
    Commented Aug 14, 2011 at 8:28

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Make sure that show_ui and show_in_menu are set to true when the post type is enabled. then all the usual post/pages features will be available.

See: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type

Also, make sure that those features are explicitly declared as by the CPT as supported.

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