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What methods to use to create small, editable pieces of text for static pages?

I'm looking for a plugin, which would allow editing of certain predefined template regions.

For example: I define that footer text is editable and administrator is able to edit just that, without touching code in template editor.

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marked as duplicate by Wyck, Rarst Jan 23 '12 at 14:30

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This is standard WP functionality and can be accomplished without a plugin.

  1. Using the admin area, create a page called Footer.
  2. in you theme's footer.php file, add the following code inside the main footer <div>.

    <?php
    $query  = new WP_Query(array('pagename'=>'footer'));
    while ( $query->have_posts()) : $query->the_post();
      the_content();
    endwhile;
    ?>
    
  3. Now any text in the footer 'page' will appear there in your theme.

It would be possible to make the interface clearer with a custom post type, but this is the simplest way to do it.

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This would quickly get very busy as I'm going to add quite a few of those. –  Cinnamon Nov 27 '11 at 22:49
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Why not simply adding a widget area? Textwidgets are easily editable.

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I don't know of a plugin, but if you're capable of building it into the theme yourself check this out: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/how-to-create-a-better-wordpress-options-panel/

I've used this tutorial with success. Specifically, the "Footer Copyright Text" option should get you started.

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Wyck pointed me to this answer: What methods to use to create small, editable pieces of text for static pages?. And WP-Blocks was exactly what I needed after a few compatibility fixes :)

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Maybe you should look at Page.ly MultiEdit plugin?

One thing I always wished WP would do better is allow for multiple editable content blocks on page templates. This plugin uses custom fields to create simple tinyMCE editable regions on page templates.

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