For example, in addition to the auto-generated title for an entry is it possible to display another column alongside with another field? I would like data input be as easy as possible for the client. The more information available on this page to view and sort by the better.

Unless there is another way to approach this I am not aware of? Would a plugin be required for example?

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    Check out DashCols, a plugin which makes it easy to add custom fields to entry tables. Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 15:48
  • Thank you @JamesMuspratt, my pleasure. The OP is looking to also sort by custom fields though, which DashCols doesn't offer as of yet. It's in the pipeline, though :) Commented Mar 6, 2015 at 19:59

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Yes, since Craft 2.3 you can edit the CP's index views for entries, assets, etc. from a plugin.

Have a look at the documentation for the hooks defineAdditionalEntryTableAttributes and getEntryTableAttributeHtml to see some sample code. Making a little plugin for this is easy, simply copy and paste the above sample code into your primary plugin class and then edit the parameters.

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    You can even add thumbnails to the lists, I just learned from here!
    – carlcs
    Commented Jan 22, 2015 at 16:40
  • Ok. Looks like I need to level up and learn plugin development. Thanks.
    – jamus
    Commented Jan 23, 2015 at 15:14

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