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php – WordPress, add custom button on post type list page

Posted by: admin July 12, 2020 Leave a comment


I am trying to add custom button on top of post type page like this image
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Is there any filter or action I can use to add custom button there?


How to&Answers:

I found a way to get it done but I am not very happy with this procedure. Please add your answer if you find better way. Mean while, this might be of help.


I only need this on edit page, so I am using admin_head-edit.php action, but you can use admin_head or some other (not very specific requirement)

 * Adds "Import" button on module list page
public function addCustomImportButton()
    global $current_screen;

    // Not our post type, exit earlier
    // You can remove this if condition if you don't have any specific post type to restrict to. 
    if ('module' != $current_screen->post_type) {

        <script type="text/javascript">
            jQuery(document).ready( function($)
                jQuery(jQuery(".wrap h2")[0]).append("<a  id='doc_popup' class='add-new-h2'>Import</a>");


Digging into WordPress core code i did not find any hook or any filter for that buttonm you can also see that code from line no 281 to line number 288 . But you can add your button here according to this filter.


function my_filter($views){
    $views['import'] = '<a href="#" class="primary">Import</a>';
    return $views;

Hope it helps you.


The accepted answer is sadly still the only one that works.

But as the admin heading changed since it was answered, the correct script should now be :

jQuery(jQuery(".wrap .page-title-action")[0]).after('<a href="#" class="page-title-action">Import</a>');