Support » Theme: Scrappy » [Theme: Scrappy] Adding an 'Edit' link

  • Resolved snowffairy


    Just because I’m new to code and defensive, I will say I googled/searched already and did find directions, but my application of them didn’t work, so apparently I don’t know what I’m missing.

    Can a patient someone please tell me where to insert the <?php edit_post_link(); ?> code? I haven’t figured out “The Loop” yet.


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  • It should be included in the index.php somewhere between the lines

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>


    <?php endwhile; ?>

    Where the link will appear depends on where you put the line

    <?php edit_post_link(); ?>

    Experiment a little and you’ll find what is best for you!

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    To clarify–the theme should already have an edit link in the form of a tab to the left of the content area, just under the post date. If you want to change this that’s totally OK (once again, I’d suggest doing so by way of a child theme so your changes don’t get overwritten in a future theme update) but there should be a link there already. If not, there might be something broken. Just making sure it’s not the latter. 🙂

    A tab under the date would be so elegant– I actually don’t see one, but if there’s a way to add it in, I’ll follow directions.

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    There should already be an Edit tab there (provided you’re logged into the site).

    To respond to your response, I’m in and out of my editor (I think that means I’m logged in) but I have only the date-tag beside the post.

    (Am I supposed to say where I am? It’s, if that’s in any way useful.)

    Off to try the sidebar advice and see if that fixes things (sorry for crossing topics, I’m a little confused here.

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    Since it’s only displayed when you’re logged in, I can’t really troubleshoot. It’s possibly a browser issue, and the tab is “hidden” behind another element.

    You can try using Firebug to look at the code. You should be able to find a string like this if you’re logged in:

    <a class="post-edit-link" title="Edit Post" href="">Edit</a>

    If that code is there, the link is there, just being hidden for some reason. If it’s not there, your browser or WordPress isn’t seeing you as being logged in.

    Here’s a ss of what the demo site looks like when I’m logged in.

    I finally just logged out and re-logged-in, and it worked.

    Thanks so much for your patience.

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