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JetEngine: How to Use Default Callback to Display Date in Admin Column

This tutorial describes the process of displaying the date in the admin column of the custom post type in the WordPress Dashboard using predefined callbacks and JetEngine plugin.

We are going to provide a step-by-step guide on how to show the date of a custom post in an admin column in the WP Dashboard in a well-organized way with the JetEngine plugin based on the example of the Team custom post type. You can create an additional admin column with the data from the meta field for any custom post type created with JetEngine.

1 Step — Add Date meta field

In the WP Dashboard go to the JetEngine > Post Types section and open the custom post type you want to work with. In the Meta Field section add a Date meta field.


2 Step — Add the admin column

Scroll the page down to the Admin Columns block. Click the “Add New” button and fill the fields with appropriate data:

  • In the Type field, choose the Custom Callback option from the drop-down list;
  • In the Callback field click the “Select from existing callbacks” line. In the appeared window you need to choose the first callback, jet_engine_custom_cb_date.
  • Then, in the Set field text area, you should type in the name of the meta field, which to get the date from. After that set the Format.
set callback
  • Also, if you want to make the admin column sortable, move the toggle next to the Is Sortable field.
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It is necessary to enable the Is Numeric Field option that the data will be sorted correctly. Don’t forget to update the post type and save the changes.
admin column settings

3 Step — Add a post

Nowt, in the chosen custom post type in the WP Dashboard edit a certain event and specify the date, from which he or she started to work in the company, right here.

editing the custom meta field

Now you can see the date in an admin column.

date in the admin column

Now you know how to display a date in the admin column for the custom post type using JetEngine functionality.