WordPress plugin: Enhanced post management

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I’ve written another quick WordPress plugin. The Enhanced Post Management plugin adds three optional features to the Manage Posts page in the WordPress Administration interface:

  • Adds the day of the week to the post times (The seconds are removed to make room. Do you really need to know whether you posted at 2:20:17 or 2:20:41?)
  • Turns the post titles into links to view the posts, like WordPress 1.2 used to have
  • Colors the titles of future posts red (or the style of your choice)

Like my future posts plugin, this was inspired by managing weblogs that use future posting. The days of the week help me make sure regular weekly features are posted and the red titles make it very clear which ones are future posts. These two plugins work fine together, and the links on future post titles won’t work unless you have both.

To use this plugin, rename it to enhanced_pm.php and save it in your wp-content/plugins directory, then activate it on the Plugins page. There are three values you can customize at the beginning of this file:

  • $mm_add_day: Specify true to add the day of week, or false to keep the default date format.
  • $mm_link_title: Specify true to make post titles into links, or false to leave them alone.
  • $mm_future_title_style: If you are using link titles, you can modify the CSS style applied to future posts here. The default is red text.

I’ve tried this plugin on five different sites and it works fine, but there may be bugs. Post a comment here if you have trouble with it, or if there’s anything you’d like to see added.

  • Note: While searching for similar plugins I found the enhanced view plugin, which doesn’t do what I wanted, but does add some useful features to the post management page. My plugin is not compatible with that one, since it rewrites the entire page.

One response to “WordPress plugin: Enhanced post management”

  1. lil wyte says:


    I installed WordPress on my server, and set up a site. It’s a relly nice piece of software. However, I am missing a piece of functionality, and

    couldn’t find a suitable answer for it. Mayou you know a plugin I could use?I need to automatically inserts ads in my posts.And not AdSense ads, but rather HTML snippets defined by me (affiliate links, etc). Let’s say I would insert a tag in my post: — ad here — and the plugin would automatically replace it with some HTML code, when the post is displayed on my site.I really don’t need any fancy configuration options etc, just the basic replace functionality. Do you know a plugin that can handle this?

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