Front-end post editing is easy breezy with USP Pro. This quick post explains how to make it happen.
Front-end editing means that logged-in users will be able to edit their posts directly on the frontend, without having to see any part of the WP Admin Area. It’s slick stuff, and drop-dead easy to implement.
Enable frontend editing
USP Pro focuses on front-end post-submission. After posts are submitted, they are treated just like any other WordPress post. So you can use any plugins that are necessary for other post-related functionality. Like front-end editing for example. I’ve tested the following front-end editor plugins and they seem to work great with USP Pro and any default WP theme (results may vary for other themes):
- Tinder Editor — this plugin works in some themes but not others. Needs more work but could do the job depending on your theme. Works a little differently, displays the “edit” link on the WP Toolbar. Update: this plugin has been removed from the WP Directory, but is still available at Github.
- Front-end Editor — This plugin is one of the best, very simple and effective plugin for enabling front-end post editing. Lots of useful features like autosave, shortcuts, contextual tools, “Add Media” button, and Featured Images.
- Front End Editor — More advanced front-end editing that includes all Post fields and lots of other fields (like comments, categories, widgets, et al). You control which fields are editable via the plugin settings.
- Editus — I have not yet tested this one, but it looks very promising. It is not hosted at the WP Plugin Directory, nor is it free. But it was recommended by a user, so I am including it here for your information. Maybe something worth checking out.
- Frontpress — A newer plugin that is recently added to this list. The plugin description says it provides “user-friendly inline editing of posts”. Got a few 5-star reviews and looks promising, but also may be abandoned.
Just install/activate any of these plugins to enable users to edit their own posts on the front-end. Most of these plugins are very easy to use out of the box. There probably are other front-end editing plugins available, and they also should work 100% fine with USP Pro. Also you may want to check the WP Plugin Directory for additional/new options.