If you are logged into WordPress, the toolbar on top lets you easily edit the currently viewed page or post. But if you are not logged in, you have to take a lot more steps:
- Edit the URL on the address bar of the browser by adding “/login” or “/wp-admin” after the domain name. Or, find a bookmark or a link that will get you to the login screen.
- Log in to get to the dashboard.
- Go back two pages.
- Refresh the page.
- Click the Edit Post link on the toolbar.
The bookmarklet figures out the post or page ID from the body class and then redirects you to the edit screen. WordPress will then redirect you to the login screen if you are not already logged in. After logging in, you will automatically be redirected to the edit screen.
To install, just drag and drop this link to your bookmarks toolbar: Edit This
There is a nice plugin for WordPress called Slash Edit, that lets you skip most of these steps by adding “/edit” to the end of the URL whenever you want to modify that page. You will get prompted to log in, if you not are already, and the taken directly to the edit screen of the page you were on before. Only two steps instead of five!