Wicked Folders


Organize your site’s pages and custom post types into folders.

The ultimate tool for managing large numbers of pages and custom post types. Save time, stay organized, and find things fast by organizing your site’s content into folders.

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  • Organize pages, posts, and custom post types into folders
  • Control which post types can be organized using folders
  • Create an unlimited number of folders and nest them any way you like
  • Tree view of folders
  • Drag and drop folders to easily reorganize them
  • Drag and drop items to quickly move them into folders
  • Bulk move items to folders
  • Assign items to multiple folders
  • Toggle folder pane on or off
  • Clone folders
  • Resizable folder pane
  • Dynamic folders (read more below)
  • Search folders
  • Display number of items assigned to each folder
  • Support for right-to-left languages
  • Doesn’t alter your content’s permalinks or hierarchy giving you the freedom to organize your pages, posts, and custom post types any way you want independently of your site’s structure

Dynamic Folders

Dynamic folders let you to filter pages (and custom post types) by things like date or author. You can even browse pages or custom post types by other categories that are assigned to the post type. The handy “Unassigned Items” dynamic folder shows you items that haven’t been assigned to a folder yet and the “Page Hierarchy” folder lets you browse your pages as if each parent page were a folder. Dynamic folders are generated on the fly which means you don’t have to do anything; simply install the plugin and enable dynamic folders for the post types you want on the Wicked Folders settings page. See the screenshots section for an example.

How the Plugin Works

Wicked Folders works by leveraging WordPress’s built-in taxonomy API. When you enable folders for pages or a custom post type, the plugin creates a new taxonomy for that post type called ‘Folders’. Folders are essentially another type of category and work like blog post categories; the difference is that Wicked Folders allows you to easily browse your content by folder.

This plugin does not alter your page or custom post types’ permalinks, hierarchy, sort order, or anything else; it simply allows you to organize your pages and custom post types into virtual folders so that you can find them more easily.

Wicked Folders Pro

Organize your WordPress media library, users, plugins, and more using folders with Wicked Folders Pro. Wicked Folders Pro lets you use folders to organize:

  • Media
  • Users
  • Plugins
  • Gravity Forms entries and forms
  • WooCommerce products, orders, and coupons
  • Restrict Content Pro memberships and customers
  • TablePress tables

Learn more about Wicked Folders Pro.


Please see the FAQ section for common questions, check out the documentation or, visit the support forum if you have a question or need help.

About Wicked Plugins

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  • Page folders
  • Easily drag and drop folders to rearrange
  • Drag and drop pages to quickly move pages into folders
  • Bulk move pages to folders
  • Pro feature: media library folders
  • Pro feature: folder permissions


  1. Upload ‘wicked-folders’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen by searching for ‘Wicked Folders’.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Visit Settings > Wicked Folders and enable folders for the desired post types (folder management for pages is enabled by default)

To start organizing your content into folders, go to the Pages screen in your WordPress admin. Click the “plus” icon in the Folders panel to add your first folder. To move a page to a folder, hover your mouse over the row of the page you want to move, then click and drag the “move” icon in the first column and drag the page to a folder. To move multiple pages, check the boxes next to the pages you want to move first.


I installed the plugin, now what?

The plugin will automatically enable folder management for pages upon activation. To start organizing your pages into folders, go to the Pages screen in your WordPress admin. From there, click the “plus” icon in the Folders panel to add your first folder. Visit the plugin’s settings page at Settings > Wicked Folders to enable folders for custom post types.

Does this plugin change my page’s or custom post types’ permalinks?

No, the plugin doesn’t modify pages or custom post types beyond controlling what folders they belong to.

What happens when I delete a folder?

Folders work like categories. When you delete a folder, any pages that were in the folder are simply unassigned from that folder. The pages are not deleted or modified in any way.

If I delete a folder will the pages in the folder be deleted?

No, only the folder is deleted.

How do I put a page in a folder?

There are two ways. The first is to visit the Pages screen, move your mouse over the “move” icon that shows up in the pages list when hovering over a row and drag and drop the page to the desired folder. Alternatively, you can edit the page and assign folders in the ‘Folders’ meta box in the right sidebar.

How do I put a page in multiple folders?

You can copy a page to multiple folders by holding the Shift key while dragging a page to a folder. This will keep the page in the current folder while also assigning it to the new folder. You can repeat this step to assign the page to as many folders as you want.

How do I remove a page from a folder?

Edit the page and uncheck the box next to the folder you want to remove it from in the ‘Folders’ meta box in the right sidebar.

Can the folder pane be hidden?

Yes, to hide the folder pane, click the ‘Toggle folders’ link (near the bottom of the admin menu on the left side of the screen). To unhide the folder pane, click the ‘Toggle folders’ link again.

Can the folder pane be resized?

Yes, hover your mouse over the vertical grey hairline divider line between the folders and posts and then click and drag to resize.

Can I organize my media library using folders?

Media library folders is a premium feature available in Wicked Folders Pro. Learn more.

Can I organize Gravity Forms entries and forms into folders?

Yes, the pro version of the plugin, Wicked Folders Pro, adds folders for Gravity Forms entries and forms. Learn more.

Can I organize WooCommerce products, orders, and coupons into folders?

Yes, the pro version of the plugin, Wicked Folders Pro, adds folders for WooCommerce products, orders and coupons. Learn more.

Can I organize TablePress tables into folders?

Yes, the pro version of the plugin, Wicked Folders Pro, adds folder support for TablePress tables. Learn more.

How does the “Page Hierarchy” folder work?

The “Page Hierarchy” folder (found under “Dynamic Folders”) is a dynamic folder (meaning it’s generated on the fly) that lets your browse the hierarchy of your site as if each parent page was a folder. For example, imagine you have two pages (“Child A” and “Child B”) that are assigned to a parent page (called “Parent Page”). In that case, expanding the “Page Hierarchy” folder would show a folder labeled “Parent Page” and, clicking on it, would filter the list of pages to show you the pages assigned to that parent (in this case “Child A” and “Child B”).

I toggled the folder pane off and now I see none (or only some) of my pages. What happened?

It’s possible your pages are still filtered by a specific folder. Toggle the folder pane back on, navigate to ‘All Folders’, and then toggle the folder pane off again.

If I deactivate the plugin, will my folders still be there if I reactivate the plugin later?

Yes. The plugin does not delete the folder data when it is deactivated or uninstalled.

Can I organize my folders in a specific sort order?

Yes. To sort folders in a specific order, click the ‘Settings’ button (i.e. the button with the cog/gear icon) in the folder pane toolbar and set the ‘Organization Mode’ to ‘Sort’. When in ‘Sort’ mode, you can move folders up and down to sort them the way you want. When finished, change the ‘Organization Mode’ back to ‘Normal’ to be able to organize your folders by dragging and dropping into other folders.

Why are some of my folders grayed out?

When you search folders by keyword, folders that don’t match the keyword are greyed out so that folders that do match the search term stand out. Delete the text in the folder search field to return the folders to their normal non-greyed-out state.

Can I set permissions to control who can manage folders?

Yes, folder permissions are available in Wicked Folders Pro. Learn more.

Why is the folder toggle arrow greyed out?

The folder toggle arrow is greyed out when a folder doesn’t have any child folders. This is done to help you more easily determine which folders have child folders.


October 26, 2023 1 reply
Excellent plugin
September 30, 2023 1 reply
Very good. I wanted to sort my pages. It does the job.It's fast and it's not invasive !Thank you
December 17, 2022 1 reply
Can't attache a screenshot, but the layout is all messed up. some type of css conflicts. Some butotns are hidden
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Contributors & Developers

“Wicked Folders” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change log

3.0.0 (March 1, 2024)

  • New: bulk delete folders
  • New: REST API
  • New: add folder support for Restrict Content Pro memberships and customers (Wicked Folders Pro)
  • Tweak: move toggle folder from sidebar to floating icon
  • Tweak: refactor app to use React instead of Backbone

2.18.19 (November 9, 2023)

  • Add static caching to timezone identifier function used by date dynamic folders for better performance
  • Fix PHP deprecated dynamic property warnings
  • Fix legacy ‘Folders’ menu item inadvertently appearing in some installs

2.18.18 (May 12, 2023)

  • Tweak folder pane on Elementor Templates screen so that folder pane does not overlap header bar
  • Increase init action priority to 25 to accomodate Barn2 Document Library plugin which registers Document post type at priority 15 (this fixes an ‘invalid taxonomy’ error when attempting to create folders on the Documents post type screen)
  • Add return types to fix deprecated errors in PHP 8
  • Add ability to assign media to dynamic term folders (Wicked Folders Pro)

2.18.17 (February 6, 2023)

  • Add nonce validation to AJAX functions to address cross-site request forgery vulnerability
  • Add capability check to AJAX functions to address authorization bypass vulnerability

2.18.16 (October 26, 2022)

  • Tested with WordPress 6.1 and updated tested-up-to flag

2.18.15 (September 15, 2022)

  • Add support for Wider Admin Menu plugin

2.18.14 (July 2, 2022)

  • Fix variable sanitization issue causing PHP warnings and preventing page hierarchy dynamic folder from loading child folders

2.18.13 (June 9, 2022)

  • Fix taxonomy dynamic folders caching folders for earlier taxonomies

2.18.12 (May 24, 2022)

  • Tested with WordPress 6.0 and updated tested-up-to flag

2.18.11 (April 8, 2022)

  • Fix Toggle Folders menu item doesn’t work when moved to a submenu
  • Fix folder pane incorrectly showing ‘All Folders’ as selected folder when a dynamic folder was previously selected
  • Fix Quick Edit button not working after changing folders when viewing WooCommerce products (Wicked Folders Pro)
  • Fix plugins remain filtered by folder after disabling folders for plugins (Wicked Folders Pro)
  • Fix Gravity Forms forms and entries remain filtered by folder after disabling folders for forms or entries (Wicked Folders Pro)
  • Fix display issues with breadcrumbs bar on Gravity Forms pages (Wicked Folders Pro)

2.18.10 (December 30, 2021)

  • Fix database queries that were not properly protected

2.18.9 (December 29, 2021)

  • Add additional sanitization and escaping to improve security
  • Remove old code and files for legacy folder pages

2.18.8 (December 28, 2021)

  • Add additional sanitization and escaping to improve security

2.18.7 (December 28, 2021)

  • Fix PHP warning that can occur if get_current_screen does not return an instance of WP_Screen
  • Add support for Woody Code Snippets
  • Fix unsanitized value that could lead to a SQL injection

2.18.6 (October 26, 2021)

  • Revert changes made for Polylang in 2.18.5 to fix items not displaying in folders when Polylang is active

2.18.5 (October 25, 2021)

  • Fix folders sometimes displaying items from all languages when using Polylang
  • Load full version of Select2 to avoid conflicts with plugins that use options only available in full version
  • Only enqueue plugin scripts and styles when needed

2.18.4 (July 15, 2021)

  • Add wicked_folders_construct_screen_state filter to allow folder screen state to be overridden
  • Fix style conflict with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) fields that use Select2
  • Fix PHP notices that can occur when saving screen state
  • Fix folder pane disappearing after deleting TablePress table
  • Fix copied TablePress table not assigned to folders after copy

2.18.3 (June 25, 2021)

  • Fix ampersands displaying as character entities in folder names
  • Add JavaScript filter that can be used to change the initial parent used when rendering the folder select dropdown
  • Dim folder toggle arrows to more easily identify which folders have child folders
  • Add empty ‘lang’ attribute to folder term query so that folders are displayed regardless of language when using Polylang
  • Add wicked_folders_folder_term_query_args filter to allow folder term query arguments to be filtered

2.18.2 (June 4, 2021)

  • Explicitly set Underscore template interpolation to use same syntax as WordPress to avoid conflicts when other plugins change the template settings
  • Update Backbone view templates to use WordPress syntax

2.18.1 (May 14, 2021)

  • Sort category dynamic folders in the order they are returned by WordPress

2.18.0 (May 7, 2021)

  • Posts are no longer removed from list after copying (instead of moving) a post to a folder
  • Posts can now be assigned to category dynamic folders
  • Fix folder sort order reverting to previous sort order when switching from ‘Sort’ to ‘Normal’ mode in folder pane
  • Add folder support for TablePress tables (Wicked Folders Pro)

2.17.12 (April 13, 2021)

  • Increase z-index of Select2 results when using Divi page builder (Wicked Folders Pro)

2.17.11 (April 13, 2021)

  • Fix JavaScript error that can occur when using folders on front-end due to Select2 only being registered on back-end
  • Fix behavior when dragging items from ‘Unassigned Items’ folder

2.17.10 (April 12, 2021)

  • Add ability to copy (instead of moving) items to folders by holding the SHIFT key when dragging
  • Display a notification when items have been moved to a folder
  • Fix folder breadcrumb links not working

2.17.9 (March 22, 2021)

  • Fix PHP error that can occur due to an invalid timezone identifier string
  • Fix media library folder pane resizer handle not visible (Wicked Folders Pro)
  • Fix media modal folder pane position when admin menu is folded and media modal is displayed on front end (Wicked Folders Pro)

2.17.8 (March 13, 2021)

  • Add work-around for issue caused by Polylang plugin mangling AJAX requests

2.17.7 (February 2, 2021)

  • Add folder support for classes and layout blocks post types added by Ed School theme
  • Add folder support for testimonial and testimonial rotator post types added by Testimonial Rotator plugin

2.17.6 (November 19, 2020)

  • Fix ‘Move to Folder’ column not appearing for Pretty Links
  • Fix bug preventing Elementor Global Widgets from being moved to folders

2.17.5 (October 14, 2020)

  • Fix bug causing custom folder sort order to not be preserved

2.17.4 (September 17, 2020)

  • Exclude auto draft posts from folder item counts
  • Fix bug causing folder item counts to be wrong in certain scenarios (this was due to grouping by term_taxonomy_id field instead of term_id field)

2.17.3 (August 19, 2020)

  • Only run count queries if ‘Show number of items in each folder’ setting is enabled

2.17.2 (June 3, 2020)

  • Include ‘Toggle Folders’ menu item on Admin Menu Editor settings screen so that it’s position can be controlled

2.17.1 (May 1, 2020)

  • Fix bugs introduced in previous version that were preventing some settings such as “Don’t reload page when navigating folders” to not take effect

2.17.0 (April 18, 2020)

  • Add option to display folder item counts
  • Add ability to search folders by name
  • Add ability to sort folders arbitrarily
  • ‘Expand All’ and ‘Collapse All’ buttons have been consolidated into a single button in the folder pane toolbar. Clicking the button the first time expands all folders. Clicking the button a second time collapses all folders.
  • Folder pane behavior has been changed to no longer scroll horizontally. Horizontal scrolling can be re-enabled if desired by using the wicked_folders_enable_horizontal_scrolling filter and returning true
  • Legacy folder pages option has been removed

2.16.6 (April 5, 2020)

  • Make additional fix to post type check when on Users, Plugins, Gravity Forms Forms, or Gravity Forms Entries screens

2.16.5 (April 5, 2020)

  • Fix post type check when on Users, Plugins, Gravity Forms Forms, or Gravity Forms Entries screens

2.16.4 (March 31, 2020)

  • Update ‘Tested up to’ flag to 5.4


  • Fix folder pane blank when switching between languages when using Polylang plugin
  • Fix WPML language filter links disappearing when changing folders
  • Add support for different folder pane state based on current language
  • Add folder support for LifterLMS lessons


  • Check for ‘is_plugin_active’ function before using to prevent possible errors when loading on front-end


  • Fix PHP error that can occur on legacy folder pages
  • Fix blank folder pane issue that can occur when Dynamic Folders have been turned off for a post type and the last-viewed folder for the post type was a page hierarchy dynamic folder
  • Fix potential issue introduced in 2.16 that can cause the wrong folders to be displayed for a post type


  • Change …