Andres Jaimes

Add a Thumbnail to Admin Post Columns in WordPress

By Andres Jaimes

Here is a snippet to add 64×64 images to the Admin Post Columns in WordPress. Having thumbnails may result extremely helpful, specially if you have hundreds of posts.

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You have to copy and paste the following code into the functions.php file of your theme.

function posts_columns($defaults){
    $defaults['the_post_thumbs'] = __('Thumbs');
    return $defaults;

function posts_custom_columns($column_name, $id){
        if($column_name === 'the_post_thumbs'){
        echo the_post_thumbnail( array(64, 64) );

add_filter('manage_posts_columns', 'posts_columns');
add_action('manage_posts_custom_column', 'posts_custom_columns', 10, 2);


Instead of array(64, 64) you can also use default image sizes like ‘featured_thumbnail’, ‘thumbnail’, ‘medium’, ‘large’ and ‘full’.

You can find more information on these functions here: