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Admin Bar Edit Content Links


Adds an Edit Content link to the WordPress admin bar so you can quickly jump between editing pages, posts, and other custom post types. Very helpful if you’re doing a lot of content editing.


  • Admin Bar Edit Content Links settings menu

  • The menu in action


  1. Upload the admin-bar-edit-page-links folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it!


How do I add other post types to the drop down?

Click on ‘Admin Bar Edit Content Links’ in the ‘Settings’ menu on the left. Then check the box beside the post types you want to show and click ‘Save Changes.’

Visit the Admin Bar Edit Content Links support section to ask a question!


July 26, 2021
First, at writing time, the plugin works well with WP 5.8 I can only say that, when you have several pages/post and more, accessing directly to what you want*, from anywhere, without stepping first by "all..." and each loading times... Is very comfortable. A feature which could/should be natively in WP. So, thanks for that! *If that can help : Custom post types, generated by themes or other plugins (own post types, portflios, restaurant menus, playlists...) are well listed in the settings page and can be checked-on, to see them added to dropdown selector. (Used in different WP sites, with different plugins, different themes... works for me.) 😉
September 3, 2016
Switching between pages while editing was driving me crazy, this is great! Why isn't this function a standard part of the tool bar? Just one thought: If a page is set to "private" visibility it does not show in the drop-down menu. A minor thing for me, but perhaps there's a way to fix it?
September 3, 2016 2 replies
This plugin is simple and works, but it only works with standard WordPress content. It does not allow custom links and custom content types.
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Contributors & Developers

“Admin Bar Edit Content Links” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Made the ‘abepl_exclude_post_types’ filter more reliable – will now remove the checkbox from the settings screen as well as prevent a previously checked, valid post type from displaying in the admin bar menu.
  • Made the ‘bs_abep_query_args’ filter more reliable – now resets to defaults each time through the list of post types.
  • Changed filter from ‘abepl-exclude-post-types’ to ‘abepl_exclude_post_types’.
  • Cleaned up some code formatting.


  • I was pushing updates way too early in the morning. I accidentally reverted the plugin to a VERY old version.
  • I’m sorry. Don’t hate me. 🙂

  • Left a little debugging line in v 1.4.1 – It’s gone now. 🙂


  • Moved to using WP_Query instead of get_posts.
  • Fixed bug with default ordering. Children were not always shown below their parents and some grandchildren or great grandchildren, etc. were missing.
  • Note: Hierarchical sorting goes away if you change the orderby parameter away from menu_order


  • Changed versioning system at 1.1.0 and plugin update was not triggered. This is just a version bump to trigger an update.


  • Moved location of the filter ‘bs_abep_query_args’ – now you can check for the post type while filtering
  • Added in ‘posts_per_page’ to the query args – inadvertently left that out in 1.1.0


  • Added ability to add multiple post types to the menu
  • Minor housekeeping things


  • Fixed: Undefined variable PHP Notice
  • Added: Translation support


  • Fixed: Pre 3.8 users would not get page list
  • Minor CSS tweak for pre 3.8 users


  • Updated icon to use the dashicon in 3.8 with an image fallback for older versions
  • General CSS update


  • Remove testing code


  • Initial Plugin Launch