The Best Front-End Editing Plugin for WordPress

Front-end editing is really useful when you need to touch up some blog posts, especially at editing stage. The only plugin for WordPress which really nails this functionality 100% right is Scribu’s Front-end Editing plugin.

Goals of this plugin:

  • save as many trips to the backend as possible
  • compatible with any theme, out of the box
  • light and fast

You can edit posts, pages, custom post types, comments, widgets and many more elements.

The latest version integrates Aloha Editor, a rising star on the wysiwyg editor scene. Unlike other established editors like TinyMCE, it makes the content editable inline, rather than using an iframe, which means that all the theme styles are preserved.

Also, unlike the rich-text editors previously integrated into Front-end Editor, Aloha is being developed by a whole bunch of contributors and is also backed by Gentics, the company that originally wrote and subsequently open-sourced it.

Get Front-end Editor

Definitely a plugin you must try out, let us know whether you like it!

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About Jean Galea

Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, entrepreneur and padel player. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and EDD Bookings, as well as the podcast. His personal blog can be found at

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4 Responses

  1. Niall
    Niall February 7, 2012 at 01:10 | | Reply

    Testing on my site right now! Never really thought of using a front-end editor.

  2. iaddic
    iaddic April 5, 2013 at 23:21 | | Reply

    This plug in doesn’t work! Using WP 5.5.1. Installs without errors but no functionality on the froned

  3. Danijel Pendjer
    Danijel Pendjer October 12, 2013 at 14:27 | | Reply

    This plugin is great, but I can’t manage to implement checkbox and radio buttons in front end as editable fields.

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