Delete Posts From the Admin Bar

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Are you looking for a way to add a delete button for your posts to the admin bar? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to add a delete button and delete posts from admin bar in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

function fb_add_admin_bar_trash_menu() {
  global $wp_admin_bar;
  if ( !is_super_admin() || !is_admin_bar_showing() )
  $current_object = get_queried_object();
  if ( empty($current_object) )
  if ( !empty( $current_object->post_type ) &&
     ( $post_type_object = get_post_type_object( $current_object->post_type ) ) &&
     current_user_can( $post_type_object->cap->edit_post, $current_object->ID )
  ) {
        array( 'id' => 'delete',
            'title' => __('Move to Trash'),
            'href' => get_delete_post_link($current_object->term_id)
add_action( 'admin_bar_menu', 'fb_add_admin_bar_trash_menu', 35 );

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: 23 effective tips to get more email subscribers and how to easily create a multilingual WordPress website.

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