Geof's Relentless Kvetching About WordPress

Thoughts and Complaints About WordPress

Better Post Management

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Man, does Manage –> Posts suck or what? You’ve got a search box [which is nice], and a month-by-month listing, and … that’s it. This is disappointing! I was hoping WP2.0 would bring some love to the Manage Posts page, but unfortunately, it didn’t.

How could this be better?

  1. Filtering by categories. If you’re like me, you stick posts you imported into their own category, then filter away as you have time. There’s no way to do filter by category with WP out-of-the-box.
  2. Filtering by authors. Not all WP installs are single-author Weblogs! Perversely, you can filter by author by going to Users –> Authors & Users and clicking on the post count of any user, but … that’s convoluted.
  3. Filtering by most-recently-commented. If someone dredges up an old post and gives you some feedback on it—feedback you have to act on—you have to hope that you have email notification running or are grabbing your comment feed, because that’s the only way you’re going to be able to start digging up the entry.

Got some other ideas about how Manage –> Posts could work better? Leave a comment.


Written by Geof F. Morris

Tue 27-Dec-2005 at 17:14

Posted in Feature Requests

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  1. Amen! Your feedback is right on. I’m thinking about ungrading to 2.0, but now I’m starting to think it doesn’t have many improvements to offer me.

    Ruby Sinreich

    Sat 21-Jan-2006 at 12:33

  2. the enhanced view plugin for v1.5 fix these issues, but too bad it doesn’t work for v2.0 =( wonder if there’s any other alternative plugin out there


    Tue 31-Jan-2006 at 00:07

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