Fresh off—and highly-relevant to—yesterday’s “There is No Web Page,” I’m excited to publish a concept I’ve worked up for a new way to edit WordPress sites.
You should read the entire post, linked below, but this stems from my concern about a new “Front End Editor” plugin for WordPress that aims for eventual integration with out-of-the-box WordPress. I didn’t think it was fair to criticize it without putting something concrete forward, so this is it:
The following is a first draft concept for inline access in WordPress, mocked up with a site using the Twenty Twelve theme. Two new elements drive the interface:
- The “Info Bar” — Sister of the Admin Bar, provides contextual information about the page.
- Edit Mode Tool Tips — Label specific editable “chunks” of content when hovered.
I’ve posted the mockups and a long explanation of their development on a separate page, but use this post to comment.