How do I enable or show the "Edit Item" button for a rendering?

I see this when looking at example Habitat Project (8.x version), but I don't see on my Sitecore 9 implementation.

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This is a custom button made and enabled for Habitat as a showcase. You can find it under FieldEditor Foundation module -> https://github.com/Sitecore/Habitat/blob/master/src/Foundation/FieldEditor/serialization/WebEdit.FieldEditorAll/Edit%20Item.yml

Here is link for Sitecore 9 branch -> https://github.com/Sitecore/Habitat/blob/feature/v9/src/Foundation/FieldEditor/serialization/WebEdit.FieldEditorAll/Edit%20Item.yml

  • That seems not to work any more in Sitecore 9.3 May 18, 2021 at 5:31

Please follow the below steps

  1. Login into Sitecore Content Editor.
  2. Select the database as "Core"
  3. Go to the item '/sitecore/content/Applications/WebEdit/Default Rendering Buttons/Options'
  4. Assign Security Rights on the "Options" as Read and Write
  • I gave that a go, but doesn't seem to have worked.. Did I need to assign the rights to a specific role? I'm logged in as the administrator currently.
    – mp3duck
    Mar 16, 2018 at 10:03
  • yes it should be with the role you are trying to edit. In this case Sitecore/Admin
    – Amitabh
    Mar 16, 2018 at 10:07
  • Comparing items in the Default Rendering Buttons list between my site, and habitat, I can see habitat has an extra option for "Edit Item".. I'll see if I can add same one in my application
    – mp3duck
    Mar 16, 2018 at 10:07
  • Seems this is a custom button in Habitat, and not an out of the box option..
    – mp3duck
    Mar 16, 2018 at 10:17

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