Barley — Inline Content Editor for WordPress

Barley is a WordPress plugin that allows you to edit your content – such as blog posts and images – directly from your site’s front-end rather than from the back-end admin panel. This means that while viewing your site, you can simply click the text area you’d like to edit and begin typing.

Our editor Shawn Blanc wrote a mini-review of it, with one quibble worth knowing about:

After a post has been edited in Barley, the back-end text of the article gets converted from Markdown to HTML.

Like Shawn, I prefer to keep my stuff in Markdown format if at all possible, so hopefully the Barley developers can add a settings toggle for this at some point.

If you’d like to check Barley out, a license currently costs $12/year per site.