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Quick Edit in WordPress: Overview

            You can use “Quick Edit” in WordPress to make small changes to your pages and posts quickly and easily. Quick Edit in WordPress allows you to make simple and fast changes to the attributes, categories, and other elements of a page or post. This can save time when making simple changes on your site. Because the “Quick Edit” panel opens in the same window, this tool can also be useful when making small changes to pages, as you won’t have to click back to the page index to return to the list.

            To Quick Edit in WordPress, click on the “Posts” or “Pages” tab on the Navigation Bar. Next, find the post or page you would like to edit and click the “Quick Edit” link. The “Quick Edit” panel will open in the index of posts or pages on your site. Within this panel, you can use the text boxes to change the Title, Slug, Date, and Author of the page or post. To change an element, simply click into the text box and type the new information. You can also set a password so that only those with the password can view the post or page. If you would like a post or page to be private and not viewable by anyone other than you, click the “Private” checkbox.

            To change the “Parent” of that page, choose a parent from the “Parent” drop-down. To change the order of the page in the hierarchy, type a number into the “Order” textbox. Use the “Template” drop-down to change the template for the post or page. You can check the box next to “Allow Comments” to allow others to comment on your post or page. Leave the box unchecked if you do not wish to allow others to comment. Use the “Status” drop-down to change the published status of your post or page. “Published” will publish the page or post and make it live and visible immediately. “Pending Review” can be used if you would like another team member to review the page or post before publishing. The “Draft” option will leave the post in draft mode, making it only visible to you. If performing a Quick Edit in WordPress on posts, you will also be able to set post attributes, such as categories, tags, allowing pings, and “sticky note” post status.

            Once you are done making changes using Quick Edit in WordPress, click the “Update” button to apply them.

Quick Edit in WordPress- Tutorial: A picture of the "Quick Edit" panel in WordPress 4.0.

Quick Edit in WordPress- Tutorial: A picture of the “Quick Edit” panel in WordPress 4.0.

Quick Edit in WordPress: Instructions

  1. To Quick Edit in WordPress, click on the “Posts” or “Pages” tab on the Navigation Bar.
  2. Find the post or page you would like to edit and click the “Quick Edit” link.
  3. The “Quick Edit” panel will open in the index of posts or pages on your site. Within this panel, you can use the text boxes to change the Title, Slug, Date, and Author of the page or post.
  4. To change an element, simply click into the text box and type the new information.
  5. You can also set a password so that only those with the password can view the post or page.
  6. If you would like a post or page to be private and not viewable by anyone other than you, click the “Private” checkbox.
  7. To change the “Parent” of that page, choose a parent from the “Parent” drop-down.
  8. To change the order of the page in the hierarchy, type a number into the “Order” textbox.
  9. Use the “Template” drop-down to change the template for the post or page.
  10. You can check the box next to “Allow Comments” to allow others to comment on your post or page. Leave the box unchecked if you do not wish to allow others to comment.
  11. Use the “Status” drop-down to change the published status of your post or page. “Published” will publish the page or post and make it live and visible immediately. “Pending Review” can be used if you would like another team member to review the page or post before publishing. The “Draft” option will leave the post in draft mode, making it only visible to you.
  12. If performing a Quick Edit in WordPress on posts, you will also be able to set post attributes, such as categories, tags, allowing pings, and “sticky note” post status.
  13. Once you are done making changes using Quick Edit in WordPress, click the “Update” button to apply them.

Quick Edit in WordPress: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Quick Edit,” shows you how to use Quick Edit in WordPress 4.0. This video is from our complete WordPress training, titled “Mastering WordPress Made Easy v.4.0.”

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