I want to add an "Edit entry" button on each page for admin users. Am I overlooking a simple way to output the Edit link to the CP edit page for the current entry? Curious if there is something like {{ entry.editLink }}

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There is! It's called cpEditUrl.

{% if currentUser %}
   {% if currentUser.isInGroup('admin') %}
       <a href="{{ entry.cpEditUrl }}">Edit entry</a>
   {% endif %}
{% endif %}

Or shorter (thanks to MISC):

{% if currentUser.admin %}
    <a href="{{ entry.cpEditUrl }}">Edit entry</a>
{% endif %}

Or forget user group altogether (thanks to Phil Gyford and bennobo):

{% if entry.isEditable() %}
    <a href="{{ entry.cpEditUrl }}">Edit entry</a>
{% endif %}
  • You are the man, Douglas!
    – taylor
    Feb 10, 2015 at 23:33
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    Alternatively, you can use {% if entry.isEditable() %} as in this answer: craftcms.stackexchange.com/questions/130/… Jul 9, 2015 at 12:56
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    Or even shorter: {% if currentUser.admin %}
    – MISC
    Aug 2, 2015 at 6:50
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    I think that {% if entry.isEditable() %} is the way to go as it totally forgets the user/group logic. It's just one simple question: Can you edit?
    – bennobo
    May 25, 2016 at 22:30

Here is Craft CMS 3 solution:


It works both with entries and categories and it takes multiple things into account while deciding if edit link should be displayed:

  • If the current user has access rights to control panel?
  • If the current user has rights to edit current entry/category?
  • If entry/category is not displayed through live preview?

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