Front-end editing in WordPress is picking up a lot of steam lately.
The recent release of 3.8 brought us a fresh new admin interface and in my opinion, a better blogging experience. With all the new UI goodies, it has folks like me craving for more.
Recent blogging competitors like Ghost and Medium, embrace a simple publishing interface.
How can we take our WordPress blogging experience to the next level and leave all that technical clutter behind the scenes? Let’s dig into some front-end editing plugins.
Front-end Editor WordPress plugin
214k+ Downloads as of this post
4.3 out of 5 stars
Front-end Editor is a plugin that lets you make changes to your content directly from your site. No need to load the admin backend just to correct a typo.
Thoughts on the Front-end editor plugin
The plugin certainly lives up to it’s name without any real roadblocks one might expect. The Epic theme has a very clean layout, so It’s tough to say how the plugin holds up if you were running something a bit more complex.
That said, there’s a few things that I’d like to see from future releases:
- Adding images from the media gallery to the content area.
- Utilize the WordPress page linking function when adding links.
At the end of the day, I won’t be creating my content in the front-end using this plugin. There’s still too many moving parts of a blog post like photos, video or embedding podcast media. However, it’s great for making those visual tweaks before you publish your hard earned post.
I still say it’s worth checking out and I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comments below!
If you want to follow along with the front-end editing discussion going on for WordPreds core, checkout http://make.wordpress.org/ui/tag/front-end-editor/