Mark Posts


Mark Posts plugin provides an easy way to mark and highlight posts, pages and posts of custom post types within the WordPress admin posts overview.


  • Set custom marker categories and colors
  • Assign marker categories to posts/pages or any other post type
  • View the highlighted posts within the posts overview
  • Quick edit, bulk edit and/or edit all markers at once
  • Dashboard widget with marker status count
  • Optional custom setup via filters (check our wiki for instructions)


Always feel free to raise an issue on GitHub.


  • Shows a screenshot of marked posts in the posts overview.
  • Shows a screenshot of the options box while editing a post.
  • Shows a screenshot of the quick edit box in the posts overview.
  • Shows a screenshot of the Mark Posts settings screen.
  • Shows a screenshot of the Mark Posts dashboard widget.



Using the latest version of WordPress and PHP is highly recommended.

  • WordPress 4.1 or newer
  • PHP 7.4 or newer (also tested with PHP 8.0)

Using WP-CLI

  1. Install and activate: wp plugin install mark-posts --activate

Using Composer

  1. Install: composer require hofmannsven/mark-posts
  2. Activate the plugin on the plugin dashboard

Using WordPress

  1. Navigate to the plugins dashboard and select Add New
  2. Search for Mark Posts
  3. Click Install Now
  4. Activate the plugin on the plugin dashboard

Using SFTP

  1. Unzip the download package
  2. Upload the mark-posts folder to your plugins directory
  3. Activate the plugin on the plugin dashboard


How can I display the marker taxonomy terms on my website?

Check the Custom Marker Taxonomy Arguments wiki page for further information.

Can I set specific user roles for specific markers?

Check the Custom Marker Limits wiki page for further information.

Can I set custom parameters for the posts displayed on the dashboard?

Check the Custom Dashboard Queries wiki page for further information.

Can I export/import markers?

Check the Export & Import wiki page for further information.

Can I remove my custom post type from the plugin options?

Check the Reset Custom Post Types wiki page for further information.

I’m having issues getting the plugin to work what should I do?

Always feel free to raise an issue on GitHub.

Where can I get more information and support for this plugin?

Visit Mark Posts on Github.


སྤྱི་ཟླ་གཉིས་པ། 5, 2023 1 reply
Man kann den Marker unter "Bearbeiten" ändern. das ist zwar etwas umständlich, aber es funktioniert.Der merkierte Beitrag wird erst nach dem Neuladen der Seite farbig, zuvor erscheint aber bereits, dass man ihn markiert hat.Genau das, was ich suchte!
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཅུ་གཅིག་པ། 23, 2021
The color doesn't show on Posts > All Posts. I use PHP version and Wordpress version you recommend, but the color still doesn't show. Please fix it.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཞི་པ། 5, 2021 1 reply
Having so many blog posts on the go at any given time can be confusing. I never know where I’m up to. This plugin has helped out with this problem. I can now identify where I am up to on any given post by using differs identifiers. Great plugin. Thanks x
སྤྱི་ཟླ་བཞི་པ། 27, 2020 1 reply
Really helpful for adding arbitrary statuses during post creation. I've been using this plugin for years.
སྤྱི་ཟླ་གསུམ་པ། 4, 2020 2 replies
Just what I needed. Wouldn't install at first (something with the PHP version which is 7.1x on my server), but I could install via upload. Makes my life a lot easier! Thank you.
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  • Refactors stray PHP short tags
  • Prefixes generic function names



  • Adds support for PHP 8


  • Fixes a possible XSS vulnerability
    Thanks @fuzzyap1 for discovering and responsibly disclosing this vulnerability



  • Fixes a bug with WordPress 5.5.1


  • Excludes specific internal plugin post types per default


  • Sets the minimum required PHP version to PHP 7.0



Check our changelog for previous releases.