A primary goal of OrganizeWP is to make it as fast as possible to locate a Post Type entry to edit. Closely related to that is the goal of making it easy, straightforward, and fast to position entries in a way that makes sense for editors.
Drag and Drop
For hierarchical Post Types, OrganizeWP makes it possible to drag and drop entries to sort them. Not only can your sort but you can also redefine the ancestry of entries.
Sort order is a core WordPress feature, it is not something proprietary that OrganizeWP does. In WordPress, each Post Type entry has a database column named
menu_order which stores a numeric value. When querying for posts you can use this stored numeric order to retrieve your properly sorted entries.
OrganizeWP relies on this core WordPress feature by automatically updating the
menu_order for all applicable Entries in
ASC order when a drag and drop operation has occurred.
When displaying hierarchical Post Types, OrganizeWP makes it possible to collapse parent entries in the tree view. This allows for a more streamlined effort when locating nested entries by temporarily hiding inapplicable entries.
OrganizeWP remembers the collapsed state per user, so editors are able to customize OrganizeWP in a way that makes the most sense for them.
By default only the icon and title (which doubles as an Edit link) are displayed for Post Type entries. If you choose to include any information columns those are displayed as well.
When an entry is hovered, you’re able to open an Actions Panel containing additional details and operations for the entry:
The entry Actions Panel is completely customizable, allowing you to specify what’s needed (and not needed) for your editors.
Note: Any plugins that properly include additional links in the core action row will be included automatically. In the above screenshot links from Duplicate Post are automatically included.
By default, OrganizeWP does not display any Information Columns for entries. This is to embrace the idea that ‘less is more’ until more is needed.
OrganizeWP supports any number of custom Information Columns, but does include two (which are opt-in) by default:
- Author: Display the entry Author’s initials.
- Modified: Display the entry Modified date.
These core Information Columns are opt-in with the following snippets:
It is also possible to write and implement your own custom Information Columns.