The Sweet Plugin: Front-end Editor


Today’s Sweet Plugin is a fun WordPress plugin to show off. Developed primarily by WordPress core contributor Scribu, Front-end Editor brings almost all the content editing capabilities of WordPress to the (you guessed it) front end of your site.

The video is embedded just after the jump, as well as more information about the plugin itself.

Front-end Editor

Not seeing the video? Check the top of the page.

I find myself demonstrating WordPress and assorted plugins every now and then. Don’t we all? One that I like pulling out and showing off (thanks Scribu!) is the Front-end Editor plugin. Demonstrating this plugin elicits the perfect oohs and aahs you want when trying to show people just why WordPress is awesome.

I don’t personally use the plugin, since I spend a lot of time on the WordPress Dashboard anyway. But I would recommend setting up this plugin for your clients/friends that might not be quite comfortable with the back end of WordPress just yet. It could get them used to the idea of editing content on their sites, and warm them to the idea of using the admin a bit.

Do you use Front-end Editor on any of your sites? Do you recommend it to anyone else or, like me, show it off when you need an extra ooh?

Video recorded with version 2.1.1 of Front-end Editor, running WordPress 3.1.3.

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9 thoughts on “The Sweet Plugin: Front-end Editor

  1. Ooooh….Ahhhhh…Didn’t know about this plugin – absolutely perfect for my type of client. Thank you so much for the tip.

    So many plugins…so little time:) Cheers Ryan!

    • I added a bit of a pointer to the top of the page for this post — does that help you two? I’ll be sure to use clearer language, and perhaps make the link to the top of the page itself rather than the point of the post break.

      • Thanks Ryan! Sunday morning here after a late wine-infused night so my observation skills were obviously lacking! Once again – thanks for the tip on the plugin

  2. I’ve been using it with our clients on our Managed WordPress Multisite platform for a while. The plugin is updated quite frequently and has gone through several WYSIWYG editors. Recently, they switched over to the very cool Aloha Editor. The new plugin author, Jotsci, happens to be a developer for the Aloha Editor project.

    This is a great plugin when it’s not conflicting with themes and plugins that load older versions of jQuery libraries. One really cool feature is the ability to modify widget options directly from a page and then save the changes. There are still a few minor issues that need to be worked out. However, these guys are pretty awesome with integrating the editor into WordPress.

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