I created a new template page with code to allow front-end posting. Everything works great, with tags, post meta and image uploading (as featured image).

I have seen many codes about front-end post editing, but even though I tried to figure it out I can not successfully make it to work.

I took as example this How can I edit a post from the frontend? and placed it in single.php with no luck. I guess the right way to have it, is to have an EDIT link below the post and there will be appear a new php template that contains the edit form when it is clicked. Is this correct?

Secondly, how can I update the featured image I added from the front-end ?

Thank you for your help.

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The Front-end Editor plugin allows you to change post thumbnails (featured images).

  • I installed it in Roots theme that I am using for developing purposes and changed it to twenty eleven for this to work. However is a great modern tool and does what it says. Please tell me why this didn't work with Roots and how to make it work with a template that may be not working ?
    – EnexoOnoma
    Aug 10, 2011 at 16:34
  • If you actually add the code that displays thumbnails, Front-end Editor works fine.
    – scribu
    Aug 10, 2011 at 18:13
  • It was there from the beginning.
    – EnexoOnoma
    Aug 10, 2011 at 18:39
  • Well, I don't know. Like I said, it worked for me.
    – scribu
    Aug 10, 2011 at 18:43

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