WordPress Front End Editor

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With the WordPress front end editor, your users can update form submissions and user-submitted pages or posts from the front end of your site. Make it easy for clients to delete and edit form submissions in a seamless and simple way.

From registration forms, membership forms, and email subscriber forms, to directory/classified listings forms, your logged-in site members can be allowed to edit them. Administrators also have powerful capabilities to edit entries submitted by others. Want users with another role to edit more than just their own submissions? Set form-specific editing permissions based upon the user role.

Create lists of entries with edit links, or automatically pull up a single entry for editing with the flexible power of a Formidable View. No other WordPress form builder plugin has this capability baked in.

Do you want a site with user-generated content? Our WordPress front end editor is a must-have. Build directory websites and much more with Formidable’s front end editing capability.

The WordPress front end editor is included in the core Formidable Pro plugin. User profile creation and editing requires the WordPress User Registration plugin.

🌱 Discover new possibilities

Front end editing brings a boatload of new possibilities to your site. When users can generate content and keep it up-to-date with a Formidable form, you can do just about anything. Need some ideas?


I reviewed and tested dozens of WP plugins (both free and premium versions) and all fell short, because they were not flexible enough to allow customization. Formidable changed everything. After testing it extensively, I found that the more I dug into it, the more flexibility I discovered it had. And after using Formidable for about a year now, I have found that no matter what functionality I can imagine, Formidable provides a way to create it.

A WordPress front end editor example

Not only can you edit form submissions from the front end, but they can also be deleted.
Take a look at the example of editing a form entry in place and deleting it too.

WordPress front end editor

How does front end editing work in Formidable?

Front end editing in WordPress is simple when you use the right tools. With Formidable, just build your forms using our drag and drop form builder and publish it to any post or page!

No need to give users the ability to edit content from the WordPress dashboard. No matter what WordPress theme you use, giving users access to the back end of your site can create problems.

There's no need for a special editor plugin - all you need is data. And data is best collected using forms! Just create your form and place the shortcode anywhere - even into a page builder like Visual Composer (now known as WP Bakery).

In fact, no matter what text editor for WordPress you use, you'll be able to place a Formidable Forms shortcode. Then you can design your front end editing pages however you like!

So who can edit in the front end of your WordPress site? Anyone you want! Just adjust the settings:

Front End Edit Permissions

What can you do with front end editing?

The main function of front-end editing is to allow logged-in users to edit their data. But there are other users as well:

With features like these, there's no need to get a specialized content editor. Formidable Forms is your form-building plugin and your WordPress front end editor combined. Just get the pro version of Formidable and you are set.

How to get started with WordPress front end editing

To get started, visit our pricing page and check out the basic plan. Our plugin works with any theme and every WordPress website, so what are you waiting for? Give your users the ability to edit in real-time!

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