The WordPress Quick Edit feature is an in-line editor that allows you to change a number of items quickly in WordPress Posts and Pages without having to go and open up (i.e. edit) the page.

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the WordPress Quick Edit feature to quickly edit both WordPress Posts and WordPress Pages.

To learn how to edit and delete a WordPress post, see this tutorial, or go here to learn how to edit and delete WordPress Pages.

How To Use The WordPress Quick Edit Feature

Watch the video below and then follow the step-by-step tutorials to learn how to use the WordPress Quick Edit feature …

How To Use The Quick Edit Feature To Edit A WordPress Post

Log into your WP Admin area, and then click on Posts > All Posts

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This brings up the Posts screen, which displays a table of all your WordPress posts …

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(To learn more about the Table of Posts and all of its features, see this tutorial.)

In the Posts screen, find the Post you want to edit, then hover your mouse over the post title to display the options menu and click on Quick Edit.

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The Quick Edit in-line editor expands to display all of the “Quick Edit” options for editing your Post …

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The “Quick Edit” screen allows you to edit the following items on your Post:

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And …

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[1] Title – Change the title of your Post in this field.

[2] Slug – Change the Post slug in this field. When editing the “slug”, type all the letters in lowercase (use “a-z” and “0-9” only) and separate words with a hyphen (like-this-example).

[3] Date – You change the date and time of your Post in this section. Note: You can schedule your Post to be published at a future date by entering a date in the future into this section. (See this tutorial for more details on How To Schedule Posts To Be Published At A Later Date)

[4] Password -OR- Private – Use this section to password-protect your Post, or to make it Private (hidden from visitors). (See this tutorial for more details on How To Protect Content In WordPress Posts And Pages)

[5] Categories – You can add or change categories, but you cannot DELETE a Category for your Post using the Quick Edit feature.

[6] Tags – Add, change or delete Post Tags in this section.

[7] Allow Comments / Allow Pings – Check / uncheck the boxes in this section to allow/disallow comments and pings for your Post.

[8] Make this post sticky – Check the box to make the post sticky. (See this tutorial for more details on How To Make A WordPress Post Sticky)

[9] Status – Use the dropdown menu to change the Status of your Post to Published, Pending Review, or Draft.

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[10] Format – Use the dropdown menu to change the Post Format of your Post to Standard, Aside, Gallery, Link, Image, Quote, or Status. (Note: depending on your theme this option may not be available).

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Click the Cancel button to cancel and exit the Quick Edit screen, or click Update to save your new Post settings …

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How To Use The Quick Edit Feature To Edit A WordPress Page

The “Quick Edit” feature displays slightly different options for WordPress Pages.

Log into your WP Admin area, and then click on Pages > All Pages

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This brings up the Pages screen, which displays a table of all your WordPress pages …

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In the Pages screen, find the Page you want to edit, then hover your mouse over the page title to display the options menu and click on Quick Edit

Using The WordPress Quick Edit Feature

The Quick Edit in-line editor expands to display all of the “Quick Edit” options for editing your Page …

Using The WordPress Quick Edit Feature

The “Quick Edit” screen allows you to edit the following items on your Page:

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And …

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[1] Title – Change the title of your Page in this field.

[2] Slug – Change the Page slug in this field. When editing the “slug”, type all the letters in lowercase (use “a-z” and “0-9” only) and separate words with a hyphen (like-this-example).

[3] Date – You change the date and time of your Page in this section. Note: You can schedule your Page to be published at a future date by entering a date in the future into this section. (See this tutorial for more details on How To Schedule Posts To Be Published At A Later Date)

[4] Password -OR- Private – Use this section to password-protect your Page, or to make your Page Private (hidden from visitors). (See this tutorial for more details on How To Protect Content In WordPress Posts And Pages)

[5] Parent – Use the dropdown menu to specify whether your page is a Main Page (displays at the top level), or a Child Page (Subpage) of another page or subpage (see diagram below).

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[6] Order – This is useful for rearranging how pages display in Page lists, menus, etc… Enter a numerical value into this field. For example, a Page with a value of “1” will display above or before a Page with a value of “2”.

[7] Template – If your theme provides different templates for your pages (see example below), you can change the template of your Page by selecting a new theme from the dropdown menu in this section.

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[8] Allow Comments – Check / uncheck the box in this section to allow/disallow comments on your Page.

[9] Status – Use the dropdown menu to change the Status of your Page to Published, Pending Review, or Draft.

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Click the Cancel button to cancel and exit the Quick Edit screen, or click Update to save your new Page settings …

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