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Monday, February 14, 2011

How to Fix Missing Quick Edit Pencil in Blogger Blogspot

Is your custom Blogger template missing its quick edit pencil at the bottom of your Blogger posts (Blogspot posts)? Don't worry. In this Blogger tutorial I discuss how to show a quick edit pencil icon beneath Blogger posts if it is missing. This is a common Blogger problem among custom Blogger templates but fortunately it only takes a couple of minutes to fix.

This Blogger tutorial follows on from my previous Blogspot tutorial about fixing missing Blogger icons. Check out how to show quick edit gadget wrench in Blogger (Blogspot) for help with this issue.

In my previous Blogger tutorials I have also discussed how to fix many other common Blogger problems eg how to fix a missing embedded comment form in Blogger. Take a look at all my Blogger tutorials on how to fix common Blogger problems (Blogspot problems) here

Fix Missing Quick Edit Pencil Blogger Blogspot
The quick edit pencil is a nice Blogger feature that you would not want to be without. A click on this time saving Blogger icon gives you direct access to your Blogger posts without having to go through "Edit Posts"

So if the free custom Blogger template you downloaded from the internet has no quick edit pencil displaying under your Blogger posts when viewing the actual published post then it can be fixed by taking the following the steps below:

  1. Login to Blogger

  2. Go to your Design > Page Elements

  3. Click on the Blog Posts edit button located in the bottom right hand corner of the widget

  4. A Configure Blog Posts window will pop up displaying a number of different features that can be turned on and off on your blog posts.

  5. Make sure that Show Quick Edit is checked. Tick the box and save if Show Quick Edit is not already checked

  6. Now navigate to an actual published post and check whether the quick edit pencil is now displaying in or around the footer of your blog post. Remember that you must be logged into Blogger to see the quick edit pencil - it is not displayed to your visitors

    If the pencil is there then that is the end of this Blogger tutorial. The pencil just needed to be enabled. So thank you for joining me today and if you have any other issues with Blogger be sure to check out my how to fix common problems in Blogger tutorials or take a look at the list of all the Blog Know How Blogger tutorials

    If the Blogger quick edit pencil is still missing it means that some important code has been omitted from your Blogger template and it will need to be added to get the quick edit pencil to show up

  7. Go to Design > Edit HTML

  8. Back up your template

  9. Check the Expand Widget Templates box by placing a tick in it

  10. Find the following line of code by holding down the CTRL key and F at the same time:

    <b:includable id='postQuickEdit' var='post'>

  11. Check whether the following code is under it:

    <span class='post-icons'>
    <!-- email post links -->
    <b:if cond='data:post.emailPostUrl'>
    <span class='item-action'>
    <a expr:href='data:post.emailPostUrl' expr:title='data:top.emailPostMsg'>
    <img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='' width='18'/>

    <!-- quickedit pencil -->
    <b:include data='post' name='postQuickEdit'/>
    </span> </div>

  12. If part or all of the code is missing copy and paste it above :

    <!-- quickedit pencil -->
    <b:include data='post' name='postQuickEdit'/>

  13. Save changes to your Blogger template

  14. Go to an individual published post page and see your new quick edit pencil displayed under your Blogger post

Tips and Troubleshooting
If you want to change the Blogger quick pencil icon you can by changing the image. Simply replace the image as depicted in red with the URL address of your own image. If your image is a different size you may have to change the width and height as shown in blue for the image to display correctly

<span class='post-icons'>
<!-- email post links -->
<b:if cond='data:post.emailPostUrl'>
<span class='item-action'>
<a expr:href='data:post.emailPostUrl' expr:title='data:top.emailPostMsg'>
<img alt='' class='icon-action' height='13' src='' width='18'/>

<!-- quickedit pencil -->
<b:include data='post' name='postQuickEdit'/>
</span> </div>

In this Blogger tutorial (Blogspot tutorial) I have shown you how to fix a missing Blogger quick edit pencil that is not showing. I have demonstrated how to enable the quick edit pencil in Blogger via Page Elements and I have provided you with the missing code in the event that the quick edit pencil code is missing from your custom Blogger template.

Please let me know if this tutorial has been useful for you by leaving your comments and opinions below.

Related Articles
List of Blog Know How Tutorials for Blogger Blogs
How to Show a Quick Edit Gadget Wrench in Blogger (Blogspot)
How to Fix a Missing Embedded Comment Form in Blogger
How to Fix Common Problems in Blogger

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I like it because you have shared the post with images. Well it happened with me once and I thought blog post widgets have been corrupted. I tried to reset the blog post widget.

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it was really informative, I was looking for some tips to bring my quick edit post back. However, the first tip didn't help but the second tip for edit html '' it really helped me out. Now I can see Quick Edit Pencil Tag at my blog...

Thanks Admin

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The Whizz said...

Engineer so for late reply. Please see my article about finding and using old style default Blogger templates. I am using an enhanced version of Rounders 3 to which I have added a third column

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Colorful Canary said...

I did this but now the quick edits show to everyone, I tried signing out clearing cache and using incognito as well as another PC and all show these quick edit (pencil & wrench) to all viewers. Is there a fix? Test blog:

The Whizz said...

Hi Colouful Canary
I see the problem when I viewed your blog

The Whizz said...

Colourful Canary Blogger has changed the code since I wrote this fix. Try this after you have found the code at Step 10. Expand this line by clicking on the dots <b:includable id='postQuickEdit' var='post'>,,, </b:includable>
Now below it paste this code

<b:includable id='postQuickEdit' var='post'>
<b:if cond='data:post.editUrl'>
<span expr:class='&quot;item-control &quot; + data:post.adminClass'>
<a expr:href='data:post.editUrl' expr:title='data:top.editPostMsg'>
<img alt='' class='icon-action' height='18' src='' width='18'/>

And save. Hope it works for you. Let me know if you can. Thanks

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