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Inline Editor


Adds the capacity to edit your content from the front end of your WordPress blog using the styling of your blog.

Using the excellent and lightweight NicEdit WYSIWYG editor component to give you full control over the look.

The main advantages over editing this way over the traditional method is that you can see your content exactly how it will appear using all the styles and formatting of your WordPress template, plus it’s far more convenient this way.

Please report any bugs, if you don’t tell us it how can we fix it? Please include your WordPress version and other plugins you have installed.

Known issues

  • Embedded javascript has caused problems, so for the moment this is encoded and displayed between [EncodedJavascript] tags whilst editing.
  • Only the main content can be edited. It does not allow you to edit excerpts, titles, comments or other elements yet.
  • May not work in IE6/7 or IE8 compatibility mode, update 0.6.13 attempts to resolve this issue but has not been tested on all configurations.
  • Your blog must be in UTF-8; WordPress Admin->Settings->Reading->Encoding for pages and feed = UTF-8
  • We are aware that this plugin may not work on all configurations, so please contact us directly as we may not notice that you left a comment on

Version changes

New for 0.7.6 – Save button added to the bottom of the edit box.

New for 0.7.5 – Now checks pages and posts individually for editing capabilities of the logged in user instead of checking that the user has control over editing all pages and posts.

New for 0.7.2 – Changes to the saving of the post to improve compatibility with WPML Multilingual CMS Plugin.

New for 0.7 – Able to edit multiple post/page content. AJAX load content, removing need to refresh the entire page to view changes.

New for 0.6.12 – The edit post link should now work on any theme. Many thanks to greenshady for pointing us in the right direction to fixing the default edit link.

New for 0.6.5 – Additional configuration options added to admin area; switch for the edit button and edit link, and start editing by double clicking on the content.

New for 0.6.4 – Edit Inline button replaced with an edit image to make the button less obtrusive.

New for 0.6.2 – Encoding issues seem to have been fixed.

New for 0.6 – Removed all the javascript checking for the content and edit link (version 0.5.6) and replaced with a content wrapper and Edit Inline button, this should overcome a lot of issues with customised themes.

For a list of bug fixes please check the other notes.


  1. Log into your WordPress admin area, then visit your blog (you need to be logged in to edit posts and pages).
  2. Click the Edit Inline button.
  3. Edit you content then click the icon that looks like a floppy disk (who uses them anymore?).
  4. Your content will be updated live, and the page refreshed just to prove it to you.

Bug Fixes

Bug fix 0.7.6 – Attempts to prevent bugs with embedded javascript by encoding it and containing it within [EncodedJavascript] tags. This is being worked on to allow editing of the javascript.

Bug fix 0.7.4 – Error generated by session function now suppressed for those who have their PHP errors switched on.

Bug fix 0.7.3 – Correction to custom save post function.

Bug fix 0.7.1 – Session handling improved to play better with other plugins courtesy of Mike Challis, creator of the Fast and Secure Contact Form.

Bug fix 0.6.13 – NicEdit.js edited to allow the panel to show in IE6/7 and IE8 compatibility mode.

Bug fix 0.6.11 – Plugin URL constant value now using references from WordPress constants (WordPress Reference).

Bug fix 0.6.10 – HTML tag entities now editable.

Bug fix 0.6.9 – Comments in the post/page were not visible, bad for some plugins, this has now been fixed.

Bug fix 0.6.8 – Line breaks removed from editable content, implemented wpauto function to edit correctly.

Bug fix 0.6.7 – Removes configuration options on plugin deactivation.

Bug fix 0.6.6 – No configuration options set on plugin activation fixed.

Bug fix 0.6.3 – Content disappearing problem fixed.

Bug fix 0.6.1 – Problems with IE8.

Bug fix 0.5.2/0.5.3 – Corrected encoding/decoding of non-UTF8 character sets.

Bug fix 0.5.1 – Content from database version of the page/post used in the editor to fix issues with special tags from other plugins that rewrite the content on the fly.


  1. Upload the inline-editor directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. Navigate to new Inline Editor menu item under the Settings menu.
  4. Select the buttons you want to display.
  5. Save the changes.

Contributors & Developers

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


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