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How to add Custom Field in Quick Edit menu WordPress?

Add Custom Field in QuickEdit Option Wordpress

In previous article, I have explained about To Create custom field in Woocommerce Products Admin Panel and today I continue with article with to add quick edit custom box in WordPress.

In this article, You will get an idea to add custom box into quick edit option provided into WordPress.

So, let’s understand the code. First of all will add action hook ‘quick_edit_custom_box’ which is used to add HTML field into quick edit section.

add_action( 'quick_edit_custom_box', 'add_to_bulk_quick_edit_custom_box', 10, 2 );

function add_to_bulk_quick_edit_custom_box( $column_name, $post_type ) {
    switch ( $post_type ) {
        case 'product':
        switch( $column_name ) {
            case 'product_checkbox': global $post;
php break; } break; }

Next, action hook is about to write javascript code which add the script into footer and append, remove and set a value of the field into quick edit custom box.

QuickEdit means inline update code and field value so for that we have to call ajax request which will update information into a database without refreshing a page. so, here you can see, I have called ajax function.

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add_action('admin_footer', 'myown_quick_edit_javascript');
function myown_quick_edit_javascript() 
    global $current_screen,$post;
    if (($current_screen->post_type != 'product')) return;

This is PHP function which is used for responding an ajax request and update value of the field into a database.

function ajaxDataSubmit(){
    global $wpdb;
    $id = $_POST['id'];
    echo $id;

Here is the action hook used for ajax request and will store information of field into a database.

add_action('wp_ajax_ajaxDataSubmit', 'ajaxDataSubmit');//Logged in users
add_action('wp_ajax_nopriv_ajaxDataSubmit', 'ajaxDataSubmit'); // For not logged in users
add_filter('post_row_actions', 'myown_expand_quick_edit_link', 10, 2);

function myown_expand_quick_edit_link($actions, $post) {
    global $current_screen;
    if (($current_screen->post_type != 'product'))
    return $actions;
    $nonce = wp_create_nonce( 'product_checkbox'.$post->ID);
    $myfielvalue = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'product_checkbox', TRUE);
    $actions['inline hide-if-no-js'] = '<a href="#" class="editinline" title="';
    $actions['inline hide-if-no-js'] .= esc_attr( __( 'Edit this item inline' ) ) . '"';
    $actions['inline hide-if-no-js'] .= " onclick=\"set_custom_value('{$myfielvalue}')\" >";
    $actions['inline hide-if-no-js'] .= __( 'Quick Edit' );
    $actions['inline hide-if-no-js'] .= '';
    return $actions;

'post_row_actions' action hook is used to expand quick edit box with adding a custom field into that box.

Read about: Introduction to Transient API in WordPress

Next, is to save data into WordPress and below action hook is used to store the custom field value into the database when passing data into a post.

add_action('save_post', 'myown_save_quick_edit_data');
function myown_save_quick_edit_data($post_id) { // print_r($_REQUEST);
    // verify if this is an auto save routine.
    if ( defined('DOING_AUTOSAVE') && DOING_AUTOSAVE )
    return $post_id;
    // Authentication passed now we save the data
    if ('product' == $_POST['post_type']) {
        $my_fieldvalue = esc_attr($_REQUEST['product_checkbox']);
        if (isset($_REQUEST['product_checkbox']) && $my_fieldvalue != '')
            update_post_meta( $post_id, 'product_checkbox','yes');
            update_post_meta( $post_id, 'product_checkbox', 'no');
    return $my_fieldvalue;

Storing of data is done. So that’s it our code is also done. You can use this code to add the custom field into Quick Edit option provided by WordPress.

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Comments (1)

  1. thanks for this post …

    i am looking for this way to edit custom field data in wordpress admin panel but i don’t think can do it …

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