Front End Editor 1.9 Released

The last time I had a chance to check out the Front End Editor plugin was back on April 28th, 2009. In that review, I mentioned that the plugin functioned well but for some sections of the Hybrid News theme, it didn’t play nice. To coincide with the release of WordPress 3.0, Front End Editor 1.9 is now available and has fixed the issues reported in the first review. The only complaint I have is the use of colors for the editable regions, specifically the edit button.

If you don’t pay attention, the button is easy to miss but thankfully, you can just double click anywhere within the yellow highlighted region to open the editor. This time around, none of the styling issues were present and the WYSIWYG editor functioned properly without all the beer mugs displaying. Other features worth noting in this release:

  • Custom Post Type Support
  • Configurable Editor Buttons
  • Editable Term Descriptions

Improvements all the way around. Nice job Scribu.

Editing widgets from the front page is pretty convenient.

5 Comments


  1. When I first heard about this plugin I remember thinking…”wow, that looks useful, I’ll have to give it a shot”…fast forward a year later and I’m having the same thought!

    Thanks for the reminder Jeff and thanks Scribu for what looks like a great plugin!

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  2. I tried this plugin but it doesn’t allow editing on text widgets (at least not wysiwyg editing) Too bad.

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  3. @Joe – You’re right, the WYSIWYG editor doesn’t work for text widgets. That would be a good featured to have since there is not one available in the back end of WordPress either.

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