Add custom column with ACF field to posts and pages admin screen

For a better overview, you may sometimes want to display the value of a ACF custom field in the admin screen of your posts and pages. Adding new custom columns is simple.

Let’s assume you have an ACF field which has the field name “my-custom-acf-field”. All you need to do is registering the new column in your functions.php:

function add_new_posts_admin_column($column) {
    $column['my-custom-acf-field'] = 'My custom ACF field';

    return $column;

add_filter('manage_posts_columns', 'add_new_posts_admin_column');

function add_new_posts_admin_column_show_value($column_name) {
    if ($column_name == 'my-custom-acf-field') {
        echo get_field('my-custom-acf-field');

add_action('manage_posts_custom_column', 'add_new_posts_admin_column_show_value', 10, 2);


The code above adds a new column to your posts admin screen.

In addition you can make the new admin column sortable. Simply add the following lines of code:

function add_new_posts_admin_columns_make_sortable($columns)
    $columns['my-custom-acf-field'] = 'my-custom-acf-field';

    return $columns;

add_filter("manage_edit-post_sortable_columns", "add_new_posts_admin_columns_make_sortable" );


This is it!

If instead you would like to add your column to your pages admin screen, in the first code block please replace “manage_posts_columns” with “manage_pages_columns” (line 7) and “manage_posts_custom_columns” with “manage_pages_custom_columns” (line 15) and in the second code block “manage_edit-post_sortable_columns” with “manage_edit-page_sortable_columns” (line 9).


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