How To Edit WordPress ‘All Posts’ Summary Table

The default WordPress All Posts summary table displays 6 columns and they are the title, author, categories, tags, number of comments and the publish date. Here’s an example:

The good news is that you are able to edit it by either removing some of the columns or adding more. Here’s how:

Step 1: Install and activate the Admin Columns plugin to your WordPress site

If you are facing difficulties installing a WordPress plugin, see our tutorial here – How to install a WordPress plugin

Step 2: Configure the plugin

To begin configuring the plugin, hover your cursor on Settings and click on Admin Columns.

By doing so, you will see all the columns that are available in your WordPress All Posts screen. Here, you can either remove any of the columns or add more. And you can also drag and drop the position of the columns if you want to re-order it.

To show you as an example, we are going to remove the Tags column. All that is needed to be done is hover the cursor on it and click on the Remove link and followed by clicking Save.

The Tags column will no longer appear.

To show you another example, we are going to add a column. In order to do so, click on the +Add Column button.

An additional column will appear and you will need to specify the type of column you want it to be. For example, you can display a word count column, attachments column, post ID column and more.

Here, we want the last modified date to appear. So we are going to select Last Modified option from the dropdown selection under Type.

Once you are done too, click Update.

And the last modified date and time will appear. Here’s an example:

Does this tutorial work for you? If it does, we are glad. However, if it does not, please leave a comment below on what went wrong and we will assist you as soon as possible.