I want to insert a custom button between "Publish" button and "Move To Trash" link. What can I use to make this?

Here is a screenshot to make this clearer:

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I know I can use jQuery, but I want to do it the wordpress way. May be there is a filter hook or something else for it?


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There is an action before the Trash link: post_submitbox_start.

You can use it to add content to that box. The Trash has a float:left, so it will move to the side.


add_action( 'post_submitbox_start', function() {
    print '<button>Hey!</button>';


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  • It is still adding it before the default stuffs. But I think it is the only way. Are we have a chance to ask wordpress to add a hook between Move to Trash and Publish button?
    – Ari
    Sep 8, 2015 at 23:08
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    @SoursopTree Sure, open a ticket, provide a use case, and maybe even a patch.
    – fuxia
    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:52

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