Hi I searched google for a plugin to do so, I can't find any. Can you recommend me one if not can I create it myself though I'm beginner in wordpress dev ? If yes can you give me some clues.


Update: I'm not interested in having edit link in admin bar; I bought a plugin which instructs me something I don't want to do by hand on dozens of themes :

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Please give me an answer, I'm desperate :)

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    You have a edit link in the admin bar, if the user have this admin bar active in the user settings and is logged in. Maybe this is enough.
    – bueltge
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 10:33
  • @bueltge you're right sorry I wasn't precise enough so I updated my question.
    – user310291
    Commented Sep 23, 2016 at 11:25

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As lot of themes use the_content() to display the post content. you can use the_content filter hook to add the edit link before/after the content.

Since you want this work outside themes, you have to put the following code in a file, and store it in your plugins folder then activate it as a plugin.

 * Plugin Name: Add Edit Link in Frontend
 * Description: Append post edit link to content
 * Version: 1.0.0

function wpael_content_edit_link( $content ) {

    $content .= '<br /><div style="font-size: 14px"><a href="'.  get_edit_post_link( get_the_ID() ) . '">Edit</a></div>';
    return $content;
add_filter( 'the_content', 'wpael_content_edit_link', 10 );

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