How to Allow Users to Delete a Post From the Front-End

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Want to allow users to delete a certain post from the frontend of your WordPress site? This snippet comes in handy when you don’t want to provide the backend access to your users to delete a post.


All you have to do is add this code to your template file such as theme’s functions.php file such as index.php, page.php or in single.php within the loop to display a delete link for anyone with the rights to edit posts.:

$url = get_bloginfo('url');
  if (current_user_can('edit_post', $post->ID)){
    echo '<a class="delete-post" href="';
    echo wp_nonce_url("$url/wp-admin/post.php?action=trash&post=$id", 'delete-post_' . $post->ID);
    echo '">Delete post</a>';

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

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  1. I am also getting the “The link you followed has expired.” error. I refreshed several times.

    1. Hm, okay. Is the code in one of these files: index.php, page.php, single.php. If so, is it within the Loop?

  2. am getting a “The link you followed has expired.” error

    1. If you refresh the page does the error still appear?

  3. There’s nothing here

    1. Just updated the post with the snippet.

      1. Thanks!

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