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Add Page Template column to Manage Pages screen WordPress

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Please can someone help me add an additional column to the Manage Pages screen. The column I would like to add would show which template had been applied to each page.

I have hunted for an answer online and cobbled together the below code - NOTE: the code obviously doesn't work, but hopefully gives an idea of what I am trying to achieve.

Thank you


function add_page_text_column($page_columns) {
$page_columns['page_template'] = "Page template";
return $page_columns;
}
add_action('manage_pages_columns', 'add_page_text_column');

function show_page_template_column($post){
global $post;
switch ($post) {
case 'column-page-template':
$page_template = get_post_meta($post_id, '_wp_page_template', true); // file name
$result = array_search($page_template, get_page_templates()); // get template nice name
echo $result;
break;
default:
break;
}
}
add_action('manage_pages_custom_column','show_page_template_column');

Answers (3)

2012-06-17

Navjot Singh answers:

There is a plugin to do the job already. Here it is: [[LINK href="http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/reveal-page-templates/"]]Reveal Page Templates[[/LINK]]


designbuildtest comments:

Thanks Navjot. This plugin looks good, but I was hoping for a simple function to put in my functions.php file.


Navjot Singh comments:

Okay. Try this then?

function add_page_text_column($page_columns) {
$page_columns['page_template'] = "Page template";
return $page_columns;
}

add_action('manage_pages_columns', 'add_page_text_column');

function show_page_template_column($column_name, $post_id){
if( $column_name == 'page_template' ) {
$page_template = get_post_meta($post_id, '_wp_page_template', true); // file name
$templates = get_page_templates();
$result = array_search($page_template, $templates); // get template nice name
if( !$result )
echo '<em>'.__('default').'</em>';
echo $result;
}
}

add_action('manage_pages_custom_column','show_page_template_column',10,2);


designbuildtest comments:

Works great Navjot - thanks.
Is there a way to easily set the width of the new Page template column? I have unset the author, comment and date columns and would like to right-align the Page template column with the right-hand edge of the screen.


Navjot Singh comments:

Try using .column-{name} class to set width of your custom column.

.column-page_template { width:20%; }

should work.


designbuildtest comments:

Works great. Thanks.

2012-06-17

Arnav Joy answers:

try this


function add_page_text_column($page_columns) {

$page_columns['page_template'] = "Page template";

return $page_columns;

}

add_action('manage_pages_columns', 'add_page_text_column');



function show_page_template_column($column_name, $post_id ){


switch ($column_name) {

case 'page_template':


$page_template = get_post_meta($post_id, '_wp_page_template', true); // file name

$result = array_search($page_template, get_page_templates()); // get template nice name

echo $result;

break;

default:

break;

}

}

add_action('manage_pages_custom_column','show_page_template_column',10,2);


designbuildtest comments:

Works perfectly. Thanks Arnav. Please could you update your code so a default message is displayed if no page template has been defined. Thanks.

2012-06-17

Romel Apuya answers:

try this


function add_page_text_column($page_columns) {

$page_columns['page_template'] = "Page template";

return $page_columns;

}

add_action('manage_pages_columns', 'add_page_text_column');



function show_page_template_column($post){

global $post;

switch ($post) {

case 'column-page-template':

$page_template = get_post_meta($post->ID, '_wp_page_template', true); // file name

$result = $page_template; // get template nice name
var_dump($result);

echo $result;

break;

default:

break;

}

}

add_action('manage_pages_custom_column','show_page_template_column');


designbuildtest comments:

Doesn't work sorry.