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How to edit buttons in WordPress

Editing buttons in WordPress can involve changes to the text, color, size, and/or the URL they point to. Here is a basic guide on how you can edit buttons in WordPress:

Edit Buttons in the Block Editor (Gutenberg):

    Edit Button Text and Link:

  • Go to the page or post editor.
  • Click the button you want to edit.
  • Directly in the button block, you will be able to change the text.
  • In the block toolbar, you can change the URL the button points to.

    Button Style and Color:

  • With the button block selected, go to the settings panel on the right side.
  • Here you can change the style of the button (fill, outline, etc.)
  • You can also change the colors of the button's text and background.

    Add Additional CSS:

  • If you want to add additional styles, you can add an additional CSS class in the "Advanced" section of the block settings panel.
  • You can then add custom CSS rules in the WordPress customizer or in your child theme's style.css file.

Edit Buttons in a Page Builder (Ex. Elementor, Divi):

If you are using a page builder, the process for editing buttons may vary. Here is a general example:

    Edit Button Text and Link:

  • Open the page with the page builder.
  • Click the button you want to edit.
  • In the editing window, you will be able to change the text and URL of the button.

    Button Style:

  • Still with the button selected, look for the style or design options.
  • Here you can modify the color, size, typography, and more.

    Additional CSS:

  • Many builders allow you to add additional CSS directly to the button widget.
  • You can also add CSS in the theme customization options.

Edit Buttons in Theme:

If the button you want to edit is in a part of the theme (such as the header or footer), you may need to:

  • Go to "Appearance" > "Customize" and look for options related to the buttons.
  • Review the theme options in the WordPress admin area.
  • Edit the theme files directly (it is recommended to do this in a child theme to avoid losing changes when updating).


  • It is always advisable to make a backup before making significant changes to your website.
  • Use a child theme if you plan to make direct changes to the theme files to avoid problems in future updates.


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