I want to be able to call the Media Library image editor from my plugin. From what I can see looking at the console that it is passing a URL like so http://example.com/wp-admin/admin.php?action=image-editor&_ajax_nonce=aa3dbd63c2&postid=551&do=open. But I have not been able to make this work. Does anyone know how it would be done?

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If the edit link to your image is:


then the link to the image editor for that image is:


The $_GET['image-editor'] is checked for in the edit_form_image_editor() function.

PS: I first noticed this trick, when testing this avatar plugin recently (I'm not related to that plugin)

  • Yes, this works. Thank you. Now I need to figure out how to add a link to the image editor to get back to the plugin page. That is another question I'll post.
    – AlanP
    Commented Nov 4, 2016 at 19:49

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