- Requires at least WordPress 4.0.
- Meant to be used with the plugin “Adapter Widget Rows” and Bootstrap 3. Creates a live-editor, drag-and-drop framework.
- Instant Feedback: Re-size the widget’s images and see text as you type.
- Easy: Click the widget’s “edit” link on your page. No need for admin menus. Move the widget or add a new one.
- Flexible: Each widget can have an image, heading, text, and/or a link. One widget could be only an image and a link to your “Contact” page. Or only a heading, text, and a link to a blog post.
- Responsive: Looks good at any size. Perfect for Bootstrap themes, where widgets can have most of the content. Use vector images for retina displays.
- Upload the widget-live-editor directory to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
- In the “Plugins” menu, find “Widget Live Editor,” and click “Activate.”
- From the front of your site, find a page that has widgets.
- If you have the plugin “Adapter Widget Rows,” click the “plus” icon, and select “Live Editor.”
- If you don’t have “Adapter Widget Rows,” click “Customize” in the top admin bar.
- Click “Widgets” > “Add a Widget.”
- Select a “Live Editor” widget.
- Find the editing section in the “Live Editor Widgets” panel, above the “Widgets” panel.
- Will the “edit” link on the widget appear to visitors?
No, only you will see it.
- How do I delete a Live Editor widget?
On your page, click “edit” on the widget. Click “Move widget” in the left panel that appears, then “Remove.”
- Can I live-edit any widget?
No, only this plugin’s widgets.
Contributors & Developers
“Widget Live Editor” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Stability improvement: only most recent 100 posts and images available for each widget.
- Fixed a bug where images were too big in Firefox and Internet Explorer.
- Must have WordPress 4.0 to update.
- Editor area for widgets won’t take up much of your customizer screen. They are now in their own panel.
- Sorry, “edit” links on the widgets have been removed. So have the “Move widget” and “Edit content” links. The plugin “Adapter Widget Rows” has these features, if you have Bootstrap 3.
- Easier to use when you create a new “Live Editor” widget. The page won’t reload until you click.
- Compatible with WordPress 4.0.
- Translation-ready, but it doesn’t have any translations.
- First version