Quick Edit links

Quick Edit links give you quick and direct access to edit your posts after they've been published. You probably know the scenario well—you publish a long post, then start proofreading it on your blog. You find a mistake, so you go back to Blogger's Edit Posts page, locate the post and fix/republish it. You continue proofreading, find another mistake, and on and on. Quick Edit links take you directly to the post in Blogger, bypassing (most of) the process described previously.

Quick Edit links work their magic using cookies, so they only appear if you're signed in to your Google Account. Therefore, no one else sees them except you. To enable them, go to the Layout tab on your blog, and select “Edit” under the Blog post widget.

From there, check the box for "Show Quick Editing."

Here's what Quick Edit links look like:

Quick Edit link

Enjoy!

(if they're acting funny for some reason, read on for some technical tidbits...)

  • If you're using a classic template, you must have the <$BlogMetaData$> tag in your template's <head> section, and the <$BlogItemControl$> tag wherever you want the Quick Edit links to appear. We suggest somewhere in your "Posted by" line.
  • CSS files are aggressively cached for performance reasons. This means you may have to reload or even super-reload (with the Shift key) to make links appear/disappear after you sign in or out. If you're signed out, you’ll still be prompted to sign back in.
  • Edit links on your own blog will only work if your browser is sending the referrer to Blogger, and if your blog URL's host is the same as the referrer host.
  • Finally, some more intense security settings will not send cookies to hosts other than the main one. This means your session cookie won't get sent to Blogger.com if you're looking at a blog, and the edit link won't show up.