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[Resolved] Put ‘edit form’ on another page and click edit on a front end post and redirect

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The issue here is that the user wanted to add an edit button on their page so when they click the button it goes to the edit page with the form.


This can actually be done by following the instruction in the link below.

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Last updated by susanT-4 2 years, 6 months ago.

Assigned support staff: Shane.


I am trying to do this "Adding an edit link to templates that display single items":

I am using Beaver Themer to style my CPT, so I'm not getting the Using the Content Type dropdown



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi Susan,

Thank you for getting in touch.

What you can do is to add this shortcode to your BB template.

[toolset-edit-post-link content_template_slug='edit-car' target='self']Edit %%POST_TITLE%%[/toolset-edit-post-link]

Where you you will replace content_template_slug='edit-car' with the slug of your content template that holds the edit form.

Have you setup the content template with the edit form?

Please let me know.


Thank you! No I have not yet. I have been playing around with toolset and haven't gotten to that step yet. I'm assuming it have to do it that way and I can't just put the form on another page (because the other page won't know what post it is supposed to edit?)



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi Susan,

Yes you will need to do it this way by using the content template.

However you can style the content template in whatever way you want .



Thank you. I will try later today and report back.

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Ok, so I figured it out what I was supposed to do here:

FYI, I was using Beaver Themer to do my templates, not Content Template from Toolset. I saved my layout and imported it into the Content Template. All good there.

Now back to the original problem. I put in that shortcode you gave me above, but it just disappears/displays nothing.
hidden link

Attached is where it is supposed to show up in the link above.


Never Mind! I figured it out myself. I had the wrong slug in there. I changed it and forgot to change the shortcode. Still strange that it disappeared, but all good! 🙂


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!