ACF Front End Editor


Advanced Custom Fields add-on: Front-end Editor

This is an add-on for WordPress Advanced Custom Fields plugin

The add-on allows admins to edit text fields, textareas, titles, content, excerpts and wysiwyg fields from front end simillary as you would edit a google doc.

Have fun.

P.S. it also works with OPTIONS page fields, in the LOOP, with repeaters and flexible content:

Add-on author: Audrius Rackauskas @ Horion Digital, Ltd

ACF plugin author: Elliot Condon



  • this is how it looks in action


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload acf-front-end-editor.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


What fields does the plugin works with

Currently plugin only works on text, textarea and wysiwyg fields.


Great plugin for Clients

I had been waiting for a decent Front-end editor that supported ACF for a while and also one that wasn’t full of bloat.

This plugin in PERFECT when handing over for clients.

brilliant plugin

Used this plugin to edit text on a custom category page LOOP, works brilliantly! Usual visual editor behaviour of ENTER SHIFT for line break and ENTER for paragraph applies.

Works great!

So far this works like a charm. It even has a little wysiwyg when you highlight text. Makes things pretty painless when handing sites over to clients for updates.

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Contributors & Developers

“ACF Front End Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Made WordPress title front end editable
  • Made WordPress content front end editable
  • Made WordPress excerpt front end editable


  • Added options page that allows to control to which user role front end editing is available.
  • Added link toggling – now you can disable links to easier manage texts on buttons.
  • Added outline toggling – now you can enable outlines around editable fields.


  • major comapatbility update.


  • initial build.