Blogspot How To: How to Restore Pencil to Edit Posts

When you're logged in to your Blogger account and you see your own blog, you might have noticed a small pencil in your post footer. This pencil lets you easily edit any post right from your blog but if you're using a custom template or for some other reason, you can't see this small tool then you can easily restore or recover it.

Go to Settings | Basic and scroll down to the option to see Show Quick Editing on your Blog? just make sure it is selected "Yes" and SAVE SETTINGS. Now see your blog if the pencil is there or not. If pencil is still not there then you can manually add it's code in your template.

To manually add pencil code, go to Layout | Edit HTML | Check Expand Widget Templates and search for <div class='post-footer'> paste the following code right after it:

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

Save your template and see the results.
How to Restore Pencil to Edit Posts


  1. I just tried to this but I get this error message: Your template could not be parsed as it is not well-formed. Please make sure that all XML elements are closed properly.
    XML error message: The element type "div" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "

  2. @ Dorothea, please send my your layout. Go to Edit HTML and click "Download Full Template" link to download your layout and then send it to me:

  3. I have the missing pencil on one of my blogs that has 3 columns and which I downloaded from BloggerBuster. Perhaps that's why there seems to be a problem..


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