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Improved Save Button


This plugin adds a new and improved “Save” button to the Post Edit screen that, in a single click, saves the current post and immediately takes you to your next action.

(WordPress 5 info: see below for particularities for WordPress 5.)

The following actions are available:

  • Save and New: in a single click, saves the current post and goes to New Post Screen.
  • Save and Duplicate: saves the post, duplicates it and goes to this new post’s Edit Screen.
  • Save and List (a.k.a. Save and Close): saves the post and goes to the Posts List.
  • Save and Return: saves the post and returns you to the page where you were just before (no matter which page).
  • Save and Next: saves the post and goes to the next post’s Edit Screen.
  • Save and Previous: saves the post and goes to the previous post’s Edit Screen.
  • Save and View (same or new window): saves the post and goes to the post’s frontend page. Can show the post in the same window or in a new one.

This plugin saves you a lot of time when you have multiple posts, pages or custom posts to create or modify!

Works with pages, posts and custom post types!

Through the plugin’s settings page, you can choose which actions to show and which one to use as the button’s default action.

WordPress 5 info
The plugin technically works with WordPress 5, but it doesn’t work with the new Gutenberg editor, which is the default editor for WordPress 5. You have to disable the Gutenberg editor to use this plugin.

Want to help translate?
This plugin now uses the WordPress Translation Service for translations. Please visit the plugin’s page to submit your translation!


  • The new button
  • The down arrow reveals all the possible actions
  • The settings page


  1. Download Improved Save Button.
  2. Upload the ‘improved-save-button’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate Improved Save Button from your Plugins page.

WordPress 5 warning: this plugin doesn’t work with the new Gutenberg editor, which is the default editor for WordPress 5. You have to disable the Gutenberg editor to use this plugin.


Visit ‘Settings > Improved Save Button’ to adjust the configuration to your needs.


মে 14, 2024
Love this plugin! I use CPTs on every site I built, and this plugin just makes it so much faster to add and update new CPTs. It hasn’t been updated in a while, but still works excellently. The only bummer is it doesn’t work with the Gutenberg editor, so if this is still turned on for a CPT, it won’t work. Would love to see this updated at some point, but in the meantime, I am very happy with it.
জুন 15, 2020
This should be core part of Wordpress. Several of my clients were distressed when it looked like this plugin was abaondoned. So relieved to have it updated recently.
জুলাই 5, 2019
Still works on WP 5.2.2, also works on custom post types that use /edit layout (e.g. Woocommerce products). You saved me many hours of just watching the backend reload 😀
সেপ্টেম্বর 3, 2018
How do I donate to it? The developers website doesn’t seem to active.
অগাস্ট 28, 2018
My admin side is a bit laggy during the development phase, so I often Save in one browser tab while I modify in another and it was aggravating to always have to pop back to the first tab just to switch screens to go back to the list of items, or worse, have to go to the next item, and have to make two selections. Now, with a simple click – POOF! – I’m where I need to be. I came from Joomla where this simple, glaringly-necessary option was a part of core and was shockingly dismayed that WordPress did not include it. Big kudos to the Dev for providing this plugin!
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Contributors & Developers

“Improved Save Button” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Improved Save Button” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Release Date: February 22, 2017

  • Bug fix: “Save and next/previous” actions were skipping posts when multiple posts had the exact same date (which happens when batch importing posts).


Release Date: August 27, 2016

  • New action: A “Save and Return” action was added! This action redirects you to the page where you were before (no matter the page).
  • New action: A “Save and Duplicate” action was added! This action duplicates the current post and redirects you to this new post’s Edit Screen.
  • Languages: for translators, contexts were added to strings. Also, all translation files were removed from the plugin and moved to the plugin’s project on WordPress Translation Service.
  • Some text updates and minor improvements.


Release Date: June 25, 2016

  • Misc: code updated to allow WordPress Translation service (text domain changed to the plugin’s slug)
  • Languages: added fr_CA and fr_BE languages


Release Date: October 17, 2015

  • New action: As requested, a “Save and View” action was added! This action shows the post’s frontend page after the save. Two behaviors are available: show in the same window or show in a new window.
  • Enhancement: A title attribute on the ‘Save and next/previous’ action now shows the name of the next/previous post.
  • Enhancement: A big part of the code was rewritten to ease the addition of future new actions (no documentation yet, but you can develop plugins that add new actions, look in the code if interested!).
  • Some bug fixes, including one with required fields of ACF.


Release Date: August 13, 2015

  • Misc: Changed the title of the settings page from h2 to h1, like other settings pages in WordPress 4.3


Release Date: April 30, 2015

  • Enhancement: Post Edit Spinner: Up to date with WordPress 4.2 behavior.
  • Enhancement: WordPress 4.2’s new “removable query args” is now used.
  • Bug Fix: The “1 post updated” message was not always shown after a “Save and list”.
  • Misc: Checked for add_query_arg() XSS attack possibility.


Release date: February 19, 2015

Initial version