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How to Update / Publish WordPress Posts from the Bottom of the Screen

When writing your posts in WordPress, you will notice that the Publish meta box disappears if you scroll down a little. In order to hit the publish or update button, a user needs to scroll up and then click on those buttons. This little UI annoyance can be easily fixed. In this article we will show you how to update / publish WordPress posts from the bottom of screen.

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First thing you need to do is install and activate the Update From Bottom plugin. Upon activation, simply go to Posts » Add New. There you will notice two new buttons to update or publish posts and back to top button at the bottom of the screen.

Update / Publish and Back to Top buttons at the bottom of edit screen in WordPress

The original update / publish buttons will remain unchanged, and you can still use them as always. These new buttons will come handy when you are at the bottom of the edit screen and quickly want to hit the update or publish button without scrolling up. You can also save time by quickly reaching to the top of the screen.

This is particularly helpful if you’re using a SEO plugin or have other metaboxes that you fill out before publishing a post.

We hope this article helped you update / publish WordPress posts from the bottom of the screen. You may also want to take a look at these 14 tips for mastering the WordPress visual editor.

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  1. It sounds like an awesome tool, but I have concerns about adding a plugin for every little thing. It all adds up and slows down the site, not to mention there’s one m ore thing that can break.

    • That’s a fair concern. Every plugin you install add up to: 1) site speed (the more plugins, the slower the site) 2) site rankings (the slower the site, the lower are your site’s SEO rankings) 3) security (the more plugins you install, the more chances to hack your site). It’s sometimes better to hire a programmer to add that extra feature you want, but then again, you’l have to pay him for every small modification or update (a new theme or new version of WP rolls out). Long story short, you just choose what works better for you :)

  2. My big gripe is the strange reluctance of WP to enable an amended page to be saved without publishing. This is one of the minimum requirements of web design, particularly if doing a website for a third party.

  3. Thanks Syed – that was an interesting plugin.
    If someone asks what my biggest gripe with WP is – it should be the editor. People have taken it towards brilliance in the last two versions, but it’s still not yet “there”.

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