How To Add an Edit Button on Posts and Pages in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to add an edit button posts and pages in WordPress? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add an edit button posts and pages in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s single.php file or page.php file:


If you are using a plugin like W3 Total Cache, or another caching plugin, then when you add the above code to your theme, it will not show or hide based on the user. In order to make it work you need to use something called fragment caching. Rather than the above code, add the following code to your theme and you will have the edit button on your posts and pages.

<!-- mfunc edit_post_link(__('Edit')); --><!-- /mfunc -->

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 24 best WordPress multi-purpose themes and how to create a job application form in WordPress.

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