Add Some Fancy to the Edit Page/Post Link

Inspired by this tweet.

Add a little bit of fancy to your edit link in the Admin Bar with this:

add_action( 'wp_before_admin_bar_render', 'adminbar_tweaks');

function adminbar_tweaks() {
    global $wp_admin_bar;

    if (isset( $wp_admin_bar->menu->edit['title'] ) ) {
        $title = $wp_admin_bar->menu->edit['title'];
        if ( substr( $title, 0, 5 ) == 'Edit ' ) {
            $hand = '<span style="font-size:20px;margin:-1px 3px 0 0;float:left;">✍</span>';
            $wp_admin_bar->menu->edit['title'] = $hand.$title;


One thought on “Add Some Fancy to the Edit Page/Post Link”

  1. hey,

    This bit of code doesn’t work in WP 3.5, does it? While it doesn’t bork my functions.php, I can’t see any visual difference when I’m in the admin area.

    Is there an update to this piece of code? I think the hand thing is very cool… 🙂

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