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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#37824 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Add a bookmarklet to edit posts – a "Press This" for quickly editing posts when not logged in

Reported by: akibjorklund's profile akibjorklund Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Posts, Post Types Keywords: 2nd-opinion reporter-feedback
Focuses: ui Cc:


If you are logged into WordPress, the admin toolbar lets you easily edit the currently viewed page or post. But if you are not logged in, you have to take a lot more steps:

  1. Edit the URL on the address bar of the browser by adding “/login” or “/wp-admin” after the domain name. Or, find a bookmark or a link that will get you to the login screen.
  2. Log in to get to the dashboard.
  3. Go back two pages to the original page you want to edit.
  4. Refresh the page.
  5. Click the Edit Post link on the toolbar.

I've created (a bookmarklet) to skip most of the steps. (See the blog post for more details.) It saves me a lot of time every day.

I think something like this could be integrated into core. Natural place for it would be on the Tools page next to Press This.

The only flaw of my implementation is that it will not work if WordPress is installed anywhere else than to /wp-admin/ of the current site. This could be fixed by making WordPress print out a meta tag with the location of admin or even the current page's edit url – which would make the logic inside the bookmarklet even simpler.

Change History (4)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Posts, Post Types

#2 @desrosj
5 years ago

  • Keywords close 2nd-opinion reporter-feedback added

Hi @akibjorklund,

Thanks for creating this ticket! My apologies that it took so long to receive a response.

Unfortunately, the link you provided is no longer working. Based on your description, though, I don't think this is something that aligns with the current goals for WordPress Core and would be better off as a plugin or provided as a resource separately.

I'm marking this as a close candidate, but also flagging it for a 2nd opinion and reporter feedback, in case you would like to provide a working link and more details.

#3 @desrosj
5 years ago

  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

Closing this one out due to lack of reporter-feedback. It can be reopened if someone feels it should be.

#4 @garrett-eclipse
5 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think you meant to actually close this one @desrosj and not just remove the close keyword.

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