Easily edit your site page's content while browsing your site live via the 'front-end'. This will save you time and increase your efficiency and productivity by not having to edit the page content within your admin area (the 'back-end') and flipping windows or tabs from the admin area to live view [unless you want to of course!].
What is Front End Editing?
As a SiteWrench Editor, you are accustomed to logging into SiteWrench and managing your content on the “back end,” or administrative side, of your site. With Front End Editing, you can stay on the “front end,” or public facing side of your site, and still update your content. Let’s take a look and see how this works.
Turn on Front End Editing for your Site
- Go to your Site Settings tab on SiteWrench
- Click on General at the top
- Select the checkbox where it says “Allow Front End Editing”
Activate Front End Editing Via SiteWrench Administrator
- Each administrator will need to log into their own profile.
- Select the avatar at the top right of the site
- Select “Front End Editing”
- The toggle will appear blue when front end editing is enabled.
Go to the Public Side of your Site and Start Editing!
Make sure you are logged into SiteWrench as an editor. Otherwise, you will not see your editing bar that is now at the top of the page. Go to a public page on your site and you will see your editing toolbar on the very top of the page.
If you see the button Enable Edit Mode, that means you are not in edit mode. Click the pencil to enable front end editing.
The button will say Enable Preview Mode when you are in edit mode.
When you move your cursor over the various parts of the page, it will highlight the editable areas. Here are a few examples:
When you click on the Edit Content button, the page part used to display that information will be displayed so that you can make your changes.
This is essentially showing you the admin view that you are used to without taking you away from the public page. From here, you can fully edit this content, then select “Save”. When you are done saving, or if you decide not to edit at all, go ahead and click the little X symbol in the top right hand corner. This will close the window, reload the page and show the changed content on the page.
Shortcut to Edit the Entire Page
If you find you would rather edit the whole page or go to this page’s admin side on SiteWrench, select the “Open in Admin” button in your editing bar.
It will open up this page on SiteWrench in a new browser tab, so that you can edit right away without having to hunt for the page within SiteWrench.
Type these letters on your keyboard to work with various front end functionality. You do not need to use a command button or control button or F, just start typing!
- admin - If you are not logged in, this will begin the login process to access front end editing.
- f - Toggles between "edit" and "preview" modes.
- h - Hides all parts of the front end editing.
With front end editing, your team can edit content faster without having to hunt to find content on SiteWrench. Get started today for quick and easy editing!