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How to add phone number column to event registrations admin area

Posted: October 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm


October 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Hi, so I already added a custom column for the Custom Reg Question using the tips that I found in posts like this:

and it worked! But now I want to add a column for the phone number, how do I do that? do I just copy and paste the same function that I used:
Plugin Name: Site plugin for
Description: Site specific code for
/* Begin Adding Functions Below This Line; Do not include an opening PHP tag as this sample code already includes one! */

function tw_custom_columns( $columns, $screen ) {
// This is for the 'default' registration list table
// Event Espresso -> Registrations.
if($screen == 'espresso_registrations_default'){
// EEH_Array::insert_into_array() allows you to specific a specific key
// that you want to add your additional column before/after.
// This adds the custom-reg-qst-column just before 'actions' column.
$columns = EEH_Array::insert_into_array(
array( 'custom-reg-qst-column' => 'Custom Reg Question' ),
//Add a custom-reg-qst-column column to the contact list table.
if($screen == 'espresso_registrations_event_registrations') {
//This is another method you can use that just adds the column to the end of the array.
$columns['custom-reg-qst-column'] = 'Admin Notes';
return $columns;
add_filter('FHEE_manage_event-espresso_page_espresso_registrations_columns', 'tw_custom_columns', 10, 2);
function tw_checkin_table_custom_question( $item, $screen ){
//Sanity check to confirm we have an EE_Registration object.
if($item instanceof EE_Registration){
//Pull the answer object for Question ID 11 using the current registration.
$question_id = 11;
$answer_obj = EEM_Answer::instance()->get_registration_question_answer_object( $item, $question_id );
if ( $answer_obj instanceof EE_Answer ){
//If we have an answer object, echo the 'pretty' value for it.
echo $answer_obj->pretty_value();
// 'custom-reg-qst-column' in the action name here needs to be changed to match your column name set in the function above.
add_action( 'AHEE__EE_Admin_List_Table__column_custom-reg-qst-column__event-espresso_page_espresso_registrations', 'tw_checkin_table_custom_question', 10, 2 );
//Enable sorting for the custom column.
function tw_ee_sortable_columns( $sortable_columns, $screen ) {
if ( $screen == 'espresso_registrations_default' ) {
$sortable_columns['custom-reg-qst-column'] = array('custom-reg-qst-column' => false);
return $sortable_columns;
add_filter('FHEE_manage_event-espresso_page_espresso_registrations_sortable_columns', 'tw_ee_sortable_columns', 10, 2);
// The models only accept certain values for orderby, normally the column name is used but if thats custom we'll need to pass a value
// the models understand. THis sets the order by to 'Answer.ANS_value' when you select the custom column above.
function tw_ee_get_orderby_for_registrations_query( $order_by, $request)
if( isset($order_by['custom-reg-qst-column'] ) ) {
$fixed_order_by = array(
'Answer.ANS_value' => $order_by['custom-reg-qst-column']
foreach( $order_by as $key => $value) {
$fixed_order_by[$key] = $value;
return $fixed_order_by;
//Return the original order_by array.
return $order_by;
add_filter('FHEE__Registrations_Admin_Page___get_orderby_for_registrations_query', 'tw_ee_get_orderby_for_registrations_query', 10, 2);
/* Stop Adding Functions */

or do I add certain aspects of this code into what’s already there? I hope that makes sense.
So either duplicate the entire function above so there are two but then it’s pulling the phone number instead. OR are there code snippets I could add so I don’t have to duplicate it?



  • Support Staff

October 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm


You definetly do not want to duplicate a PHP function. If you were to do that, it would bring the site down because PHP does not allow a function to be declared more than once.

Here’s a readymade snippet that adds the phone number as a custom column:

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