This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Preserve Editor Scroll Position


Every time you edit and save a post the page will be reloaded. That means all scroll positions will be resetted.
Not really UX friendly.

This plugin recovers the old scroll position in your Editor after saving. Either HTML or visual editor.

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Note: There will be NO settings page, just go to your post edit screen and test it.

For an automatic installation through WordPress:

  1. Go to the ‘Add New’ plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  2. Search for ‘Preserve Editor Scroll Position’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’ and activate the plugin

For a manual installation via FTP:

  1. Upload the preserve-editor-scroll-position directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in your WordPress admin area

To upload the plugin through WordPress, instead of FTP:

  1. Upload the downloaded zip file on the ‘Add New’ plugins screen (see the ‘Upload’ tab) in your WordPress admin area and activate.


Wish it worked (but it doesn’t)

This plugin sounds great, as a fix to the HUGE BUG that the wordpress editor has. The bug/decision in wordpress is extremely annoying and unbelievable.

The problem is that this plugin does not work. It does nothing.

Every time I click ‘update’ in the wordpress editor (editing a page, not a post) then it reloads the entire thing and the cursor is back to the top of the page. This forces the user to find the original cursor position constantly. This slows down the editing.

Inexplicably this is still the default behavior in wordpress.

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Contributors & Developers

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




  • Changed hook for printing javascript code
  • Cleanup


  • First release