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Enhanced Publishing


Two features that will help you to edit and save your posts and pages faster and with ease.

FEATURE #1: Easily Open Recently Modified Posts and Pages

Access recently modified posts, pages and custom post types from the admin bar. Also, find any post from an easily accessible alphabetical lookup.

  • Use our new admin bar lookups to:
    • Find the five most recently modified posts, pages, or CPTs.
    • Find any post, page, or CPT within an alphabetical lookup list.
    • Access these lists on both front-end and back-end webpages.
    • See grouped posts by their status: All, Mine, Draft, Pending, Published, Scheduled, Private.
    • Hover over a post link to see the post slug, ID and parent name (if any).
    • Choose which Custom Post Types to list in the CPT lookup.

Check out screenshots and documentation for this feature.

FEATURE #2: Save As Draft or Update Your Post Directly From the Admin Bar

When editing your post or page farther down the screen, easily access the Publish options such as Update or Save as Draft without the need to scroll back to the top.

  • Access Publish options from the top admin bar.
  • Update, Save As Draft or Preview Changes without scrolling to the top.
  • Keep working in the same place on the page.

Check out screenshots and documentation for this feature.

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  • The new Posts lookup

  • The new Pages lookup

  • The new CPTs lookup on the front end

  • The new Publishing Menu

  • The plugin features settings


You can install the Enhanced Publishing plugin from your WordPress Dashboard or manually upload it through FTP.

OPTION 1: Install Plugin from WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to Plugins -> Add New.
  2. Search for ‘Enhanced Publishing’ and install the plugin.
  3. Activate the plugin in the Plugins menu.
  4. Optional step: configure the plugin in Admin menu, in Settings -> Enhanced Publishing page.

OPTION 2: Manually Upload Plugin Files

  1. Download the plugin file from the plugin page:
  2. Unzip the file
  3. Upload the ‘enhanced-publishing’ folder to your ‘/wp-content/plugins’ directory (do not rename the folder).
  4. Optional step: configure the plugin in Admin menu, in Settings -> Enhanced Publishing page.

We also have installation steps with screenshots in our installation guide.


Where can I find complete documentation?

Full searchable docs can be found at Knowledge Base

What browsers work with Enhanced Publishing?

We support the current major release and one past major release of the following browsers: Internet Explorer/Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.


September 8, 2016
As advertised, the features function flawlessly. Much greater visibility on posts and separation, particularly where multiple content authors are involved. The plugin installed without error, and functions well out of the box, with easy to use optional configuration settings. This lightweight plugin fits well with any WP installations where content publishing is a key aspect of the workflow (most installs as far as I am concerned) 🙂 Thank you Echo Plugins!
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3.0.0: Nov 13, 2016

  • New: Choose Color of Links to Posts/Pages
  • New: See ID, Slug and Parent Name of any Post
  • New: Provide feedback on features directly from the Settings page
  • New: Add Welcome screen listing what is new and how to get started
  • Tweak: Simplify Publishing Menu
  • Tweak: Move plugin settings into the WordPress Settings menu
  • Tweak: Update plugin settings layout and information available

2.0.0: Sept 9, 2016

  • New: Added new ‘All’ lookup that shows posts/pages/CPTs regardless of their status
  • New: Show top five recently modified posts/pages/CPTs in new ‘Recently Modified’ submenu
  • New: Load an alphabetical list of all posts/pages/CPTs dynamically on demand in new ‘Alphabetical List’ submenu
  • New: In Settings, choose which Custom Post Types will appear in the CPT drop down lookup.
  • Tweak: Removed settings to control the maximum number of posts/pages (not needed any more)

1.1.0: Aug 16, 2016

  • New: Added new settings to control maximum number of posts/pages to show in Posts/Pages lookup
  • New: Pre-load only small set and dynamically load the rest of posts/pages when user accesses the Posts/Pages Lookup menu
  • New: Indicate if no posts/page exist by showing ‘(None)’
  • New: Indicate more records found by showing ‘(To Show More, Adjust Settings)’
  • Tweak: Add new utility functions
  • Fix: Do not show CPT revisions
  • Fix: Do not try to include empty CSS

1.0.0: Aug 14, 2016

  • Initial release