is there a plugin that will support my admin activities?

is there a plugin that will support my admin activities? I don’t want to know about user activity – which Reports would satisfy I think. I want to get a report, for example, of all pages and relevant info such as: id, name, parent, category(s), status, update date, author etc. I am wondering if there’s a generic report writing tool for use with WP so that I can define my own reports?

Thank you….. liz

  • Lizat
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Ari et al,

    Any answer to this question. Basically I want a reporting tool for the back end (a development suggestion?). But something that would list my pages, parents and ket information would help a great deal.

    Thank you


  • aristath
    • Recruit

    I’m afraid I don’t quite understand what you need… Can you please elaborate?

    Do you only want to see your own posts, or everyone’s posts?

    Is this on a network installation or a single site?

    If this is on a network installation, do you want to see the posts throughout your network, or just on the current site?

    What info EXACTLY do you want to display?

    Please advise,


  • Lizat
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Ari,

    I want to report on, for example:

    • ALL pages, parent, status, author, date, categories
    • ALL Users, Name, email, type, date of creation, subscriptions
    • etc…..

    This is fairly standard reporting requirement for any db admin. I could SQL the back-end but I can’t believe I am the only person wanting this which is why I suggested it could be a plug-in requirement (assuming it doesn’t already exist).


  • aristath
    • Recruit

    Hello again!

    I’m afraid I was unable to find a plugin that will do this…

    However you can do it using some custom templates on your theme.

    Here’s what you can do:

    Create a page called ‘custom-query’ from your dashboard. If the ID of that page is for example 387, then you will have to create a new file in your theme and call it ‘page-387.php’.

    In that file, you can paste the following:


    // The Query
    $the_query = new WP_Query( 'author=-999999' );

    // The Loop
    if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
    echo '<table>';
    while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
    echo '<tr>';
    echo '<th>' . get_the_title() . '</th>';

    $meta_values = get_post_meta( get_the_ID() );

    foreach ( $meta_values as $meta_value => $value ) {
    echo '<td>' . $meta_value . ': ';

    if ( ! is_array( $value ) ) {
    echo $value;
    } else {
    foreach ( $value as $value1_key => $value1_val ) {
    if ( ! is_array( $value1_val ) ) {
    echo $value1_key . ': ' . $value1_val;
    echo '</td>';

    echo '</tr>';
    echo '</table>';
    /* Restore original Post Data */

    This will create a table containing ALL the posts and their metadata.

    Then you can do something similar for users.

    I hope that helps!



  • Lizat
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Ar,

    Thank you so much for this it is a great help. I will add as a development suggestion because I think it would be useful for more than just me.

    Great service!


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