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Wunderbar Basic


Edit your pages in WYSIWYG, right from the pages of your website, with a full set of formatting tools that work just like a word processor. You make your changes right on the page itself – not from the back-end admin – so you can see exactly what your fonts, colors, styles, links, tables, and images will look like.

When you visit a website page with content you want to change, click the Wunderbar cursor. We add a formatting bar at the top of the page with a full set of word-processing-style options. You just start typing and styling. Editing visually inside your page means you can be certain that What You’ll Get is What You See. When finished, click the SAVE button. No more visits to WordPress admin to update things. You’re in and out in seconds – site changes have never been smoother, simpler, or faster.

Wunderbar Basic allows editing of WordPress page content with multiple levels of undo. A working demo of the full version of The Wunderbar can be tried at

The Wunderbar and Wunderbar Basic even work with Gutenberg! Gutenberg’s modular back-end editor is a big step from the traditional WordPress editor, but Gutenberg doesn’t allow you to edit in place while you’re looking at your pages in context. The Wunderbar does just that, while retaining the hidden comments that make Gutenberg formatting happen.


  • Wunderbar Basic extends WordPress’s front-end toolbar with a collection of word processing-style formatting options. Editable content on your site is marked by a colorful cursor which you click to start editing.

  • When you edit, your content is outlined in red. Extensive editing options appear at screen top. The Save button saves your changes instantly.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/wunderbar directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress


How does Wunderbar Basic differ from the full version of The Wunderbar?

The full edition of Wunderbar adds many features, including:

  • Editing pages, posts, contents, excerpts and titles
  • Editing custom post types and Advanced Custom Fields
  • Create new pages on the fly
  • Widgets and shortcodes that extend front-end editing to more places in the website
  • Drag-and-drop or one-button uploading of images and documents
  • Access to the WordPress media library
  • Image resizing
  • Optimized editing even on mobile phones
  • and more

See for a feature list comparison and links to purchase the full version.


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= 1.8.0
* Fixes and improvements. Rethink version numbering to begin it line with full version.

= 1.1.4
* Works with WordPress 5, and plays well with Gutenberg editor

= 1.1.3
* Don’t allow users w/o editing privilege to use Wunderbar Basic

= 1.1.2
* Smaller, faster, and improved compatibility with Internet Explorer

= 1.1.1
* Improved WYSIWYG editing with new version 4.7 of the editor. Now also double-click an editable page to start editing!

= 1.0.0
* The initial release of Wunderbar BASIC, adapted from the stable V1.2.0 release of the full Wunderbar plugin