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Make Elementor the Default Editor, Not the WordPress Editor (Gutenberg or Classic)
<?php
/**
* Make Elementor the default editor, not the WordPress Editor (Gutenberg or Classic)
* Clicking the page title will take you to the Elementor editor directly
* Even non-Elementor-edited pages will become Elementor-edited pages now
* You can revert by clicking the "Back to WordPress Editor" button
*
* Author: Joe Fletcher, https://fletcherdigital.com
* URL: https://gist.github.com/heyfletch/7c59d1c0c9c56cbad51ef80290d86df7
* Credit: mjakic https://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/178416/how-to-change-the-title-url-on-the-edit-post-screen
* Credit: Aurovrata Venet https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/hooks/post_row_actions/
*/
/** Replace hyperlink in post titles on Page, Post, or Template lists with Elementor's editor link */
add_filter('get_edit_post_link', 'fd_make_elementor_default_edit_link', 10, 3 );
function fd_make_elementor_default_edit_link($link, $post_id, $context) {
// Get current screen parameters
$screen = get_current_screen();
//check if $screen is object otherwise we may be on an admin page where get_current_screen isn't defined
if( !is_object($screen) )
return;
// Post Types to Edit with Elementor
$post_types_for_elementor = array(
'page',
'post',
'elementor_library',
);
// When we are on a specified post type screen
if ( in_array( $screen->post_type, $post_types_for_elementor ) && $context == 'display' ) {
// Build the Elementor editor link
$elementor_editor_link = admin_url( 'post.php?post=' . $post_id . '&action=elementor' );
return $elementor_editor_link;
} else {
return $link;
}
}
/** Add back the default Edit link action in Page and Post list rows */
add_filter( 'page_row_actions', 'fd_add_back_default_edit_link', 10, 2 );
add_filter( 'post_row_actions', 'fd_add_back_default_edit_link', 10, 2 );
function fd_add_back_default_edit_link( $actions, $post ) {
// Build the Elementor edit URL
$elementor_edit_url = admin_url( 'post.php?post=' . $post->ID . '&action=edit' );
// Rewrite the normal Edit link
$actions['edit'] =
sprintf( '<a href="%1$s">%2$s</a>',
esc_url( $elementor_edit_url ),
esc_html( __( 'Default WordPress Editor', 'elementor' ) )
);
return $actions;
}
/** (optional) Remove redundant "Edit with Elementor" link added by Elementor itself */
add_filter( 'page_row_actions', 'fd_remove_default_edit_with_elementor', 99, 2 );
add_filter( 'post_row_actions', 'fd_remove_default_edit_with_elementor', 99, 2 );
function fd_remove_default_edit_with_elementor( $actions, $post ) {
// Rewrite the normal Edit link
unset( $actions['edit_with_elementor'] );
return $actions;
}
/** Alternative: Rewrite just the Edit link, and leave the page title as original */
/** Rewrite the normal Edit link on lists of Pages and replace it with Elementor's edit link */
// add_filter( 'page_row_actions', 'fd_elementor_modify_list_row_actions', 10, 2 );
// add_filter( 'post_row_actions', 'fd_elementor_modify_list_row_actions', 10, 2 );
// function fd_elementor_modify_list_row_actions( $actions, $post ) {
// // Build the Elementor edit URL
// $elementor_edit_url = admin_url( 'post.php?post=' . $post->ID . '&action=elementor' );
// // Rewrite the normal Edit link
// $actions['edit'] =
// sprintf( '<a href="%1$s">%2$s</a>',
// esc_url( $elementor_edit_url ),
// esc_html( __( 'Elementor Editor', 'elementor' ) )
// );
// return $actions;
// }
@gwmbox
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gwmbox commented Apr 21, 2020

This works well, but how susceptible is it to not working as updates to WP or Elementor are released? Would be a good and simple plugin that gets updates as needed.

@gwmbox
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gwmbox commented Apr 21, 2020

Aha just found your post that says "I've turned this into a simple plugin here: https://github.com/heyfletch/make-elementor-default-editor"

I have not found it yet, but can you add that to the WP plugin repository? Then maintain it if it breaks with WP and Elementor updates?

I'm sure many would find this very useful and less confusing for people having to use the Edit with Elementor links

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gwmbox commented Apr 21, 2020

OK just tested the plugin version following teh instructions, crashed a new WP site with Elementor - error

"There has been a critical error on your website. ..."

Adding the code to my functions file works.

@mcold10
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mcold10 commented Jan 27, 2021

This wasn't working for me. Which function.php file I'm supposed to add this

@Fatbat
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Fatbat commented Jan 28, 2021

This wasn't working for me. Which function.php file I'm supposed to add this

It could be in any function.php and still work. I should be in your child theme function.php for obvious reasons.

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