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Quick Drafts Access


By default in WordPress, accessing the drafts listing of any given post type (including posts and pages) in the admin requires multiple clicks. Then filtering the drafts listing by a particular user (generally to view only your drafts) additionally requires some non-obvious manual URL hacking.

This plugin allows you one click access to all drafts, as well as to just your drafts, of each post type via the main admin menu.

In addition, the plugin provides a count of the number of current drafts for that post type in the link (i.e. the link could read “All Drafts (3)” to indicate there are three drafts for that post type, and “My Drafts (1)” to indicate you only have one draft for that post type).

When the user is responsible for all of the drafts of a given post type (and the “My Drafts” link is not disabled via a hook) then only the “My Drafts” links will appear. It would be redundant to show both the “All Drafts” and “My Drafts” links in this situation. This behavior also ensures only one link is present for single-author blogs.

Also, the draft link(s) only appear for users who have the capability to edit posts of that post type.

The plugin hides the two types of draft links when no related drafts for that post type are present. See the Filters section for how to override this behavior. Filters are also provided to disable the plugin from ever showing the “All Drafts” or the “My Drafts” links.

On admin listings of only draft posts, this plugin also adds a dropdown above the table that allows for the listing to be filtered by the selected draft author. (Only users who actually have a draft post are included in the dropdown.)

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Developer Documentation

Developer documentation can be found in That documentation covers the numerous hooks provided by the plugin. Those hooks are listed below to provide an overview of what’s available.

  • c2c_quick_drafts_access_post_types : Customize the list of post_types for which the draft links will be shown
  • c2c_quick_drafts_access_show_all_drafts_menu_link : Customize whether the ‘All Drafts’ link will appear at all for a post type.
  • c2c_quick_drafts_access_show_my_drafts_menu_link : Customize whether the ‘My Drafts’ link will appear at all for a post type.
  • c2c_quick_drafts_access_show_if_empty : Customize whether the ‘All Drafts’ and/or ‘My Drafts’ links will appear for a post type when that post type currently has no drafts.
  • c2c_quick_drafts_access_disable_filter_dropdown : removal of the ‘Drafts By’ dropdown from drafts post list table.


  • A screenshot of the main admin menu (with the menu expanded) showing the “All Drafts” and “My Drafts” link (with pending draft counts) for both posts (in the sidebar menu popup) and pages (in the expanded sidebar menu). Note that for pages, the “All Drafts” link is not shown because the current user is responsible for all of the current page drafts.
  • When viewing a listing of drafts, the plugin introduces a dropdown above the posts table that allows filtering the drafts by post author.


  1. Install via the built-in WordPress plugin installer. Or download and unzip inside the plugins directory for your site (typically wp-content/plugins/)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ admin menu in WordPress

नेहमी विचारले जाणारे प्रश्न

Why don’t I see an “All Drafts” or “My Drafts” link in my menu after activating the plugin?

Does that post type have any drafts? By default, the plugin does NOT display the drafts links if no drafts are present for that post type. This behavior can be overridden (see the Filters section).

The “All Drafts” link is always hidden for users who are responsible for all drafts of a given post type, assuming the “My Drafts” link is configured to be displayed (which it is by default).

Why don’t you show the “All Drafts” and “My Drafts” links for post types that don’t have any drafts?

Like the Posts and Pages admin tables in WordPress, the default behavior of the plugin is to not show the drafts link if none are present for the post type since there isn’t anything meaningful to link to. Bear in mind that the behavior can be overridden (see the Filters section).

For my single author site, isn’t it redundant to display both the “All Drafts” and “My Drafts” links since they are effectively identical?

Yes, which is why the plugin hides the “All Drafts” link when the “My Drafts” link is configured to be displayed (which it is by default) and the user is responsible for all of the drafts for a given post type.


सप्टेंबर 8, 2020
this is what I need thank you so much for your hardwork please add same feature for published post
जानेवारी 20, 2020
I did not know that getting rid of only one click makes my writing process this smoother. I am very grateful to the developer for creating and maintaining this plugin.
जानेवारी 4, 2018
Love this plug-in. Quick Drafts Access helps me keep track of all the posts I have in draft status. I can go back and review those drafts, update them, work on them, publish them, whatever I need. Good to be able to see if other authors on my site – even me as a different login – have left unfinished posts around.
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बदलांची यादी

2.3.1 (2023-04-29)

  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 6.3+
  • Change: Update copyright date (2023)
  • Fix: Fix typo for link to in
  • Fix: Fix typo in readme.txt
  • New: Add a possible TODO item

2.3 (2021-09-22)

  • New: Add and move hooks documentation into it
  • Change: Only support public post types, but also exclude ‘attachment’
  • Change: Improve and tweak developer documentation and code examples
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.8+
  • Unit tests:
    • New: Add setUp(), namely to actually register post types
    • Change: Test support for actual post types
    • Change: Change c2c_quick_drafts_access_post_types() to actual use the post types sent to it
    • Change: Restructure unit test directories
      • Change: Move bin/ into tests/
      • Change: Move tests/ into tests/phpunit/
      • Change: Move unit test file into tests/phpunit/tests/
    • Change: Remove ‘test-‘ prefix from unit test file
    • Change: Rename phpunit.xml to phpunit.xml.dist per best practices
    • Change: In bootstrap, store path to plugin file constant
    • Change: In bootstrap, add backcompat for PHPUnit pre-v6.0
  • New: Add a possible TODO item

2.2.4 (2021-03-27)

  • Fix: Fix plugin name defined in
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.7+
  • Change: Update copyright date (2021)

Full changelog is available in