Display WP Admin Pages in the Frontend – WP Frontend Admin

Description

Manage your site from the frontend, Display WP Admin Pages in the Frontend, and Create custom dashboards in the frontend.

When you are in wp-admin you will see a “View in the frontend” option in the toolbar.

When you click the option you can automatically see the same page in the frontend as a normal user.

Yes. It´s that easy.

One click is all you need to display an admin page in the frontend and share the link with your clients, employees, or users.

Show Gutenberg in the Frontend

You can allow your users to submit posts in the frontend using the Gutenberg editor. So they can create beautiful posts easily.

Use cases

  • View and edit posts from the frontend

  • View and edit blog categories from the frontend

  • View and edit blog tags from the frontend

  • Publish and edit posts from the frontend

  • Create custom dashboards for your clients

  • Create apps using WordPress. Just display the admin pages required by your app.

  • Hide the fact that you use WordPress

  • Change the CSS of the admin pages , so they look the same as your theme design.

Limitation

The free plugin is for blogs, it lets you view these pages in the frontend only:

  • The list of blog posts

  • The blog post editor

  • The list of blog categories

  • The list of blog tags

Go Premium

The premium version lets you display ANY admin page in the frontend:

  • View settings pages in the frontend.

  • View theme settings in the frontend

  • View WooCommerce settings in the frontend

  • View WooCommerce sales stats in the frontend

  • Allow your users to Edit WooCommerce Products in the Frontend

  • Allow your users to publish Events from the Frontend

  • Allow to Manage your WooCommerce Store in the Frontend

  • Basically you can display the pages of ANY PLUGIN in the frontend. For example, Jetpack, WooCommerce, etc.

Try Premium Version for FREE – 7 Days
Try the plugin without worries.

Try Premium Version for FREE – 7 Days
Try the plugin without worries.

Free version examples

Premium version examples

Screenshots

  • Shortcode used in page
  • Admin page in the frontend

Installation

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type the plugin name and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin by VegaCorp you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favourite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Reviews

December 1, 2020
This product is lifechanging. Through it, I've used Elementor to create a custom user dashboard, and we will be presenting to our manufacturers in just a couple weeks. It is ridiculously powerful and easy to use. I had a hiccup with the system, but Jose Vega was quick to help me resolve my issue.
October 30, 2020
Jonathan and Jose have both helped me and they went the extra mile to make sure WP Sheets Editor with WP Offload Media Lite which allows me to use S3 bucketed images and cloudfront distribution for easier mass product imports tied to photos. Never had an experience like this. I was not expecting it. Would give 10 stars if I could
June 19, 2020
Just started the premium after testing with the free version. Jose's support right from the beginning was absolutely fantastic. Out of the box already suits my needs and looking forward to using further. Thank you!
May 8, 2020
I really like the product. My user is able add post in the frontend without going to the wordpress dashboard. What I really like the most is that the editor is compatible with the gutenberg and it is exactly the copy of admin editor. Plus I like the hide elements functionality which yo can hide some elements so your users will not be able to see other settings. Very good plugin. I purchase the pro because I would like to support this plugin. Thank you guys.
December 19, 2019
Very helpful support. I was having some issues with getting the frontend to be exactly how I wanted it, and the support helped me out within minutes and everything looks great now.
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Contributors & Developers

“Display WP Admin Pages in the Frontend – WP Frontend Admin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.13.0 – 2021-02-19

  • NEW – Add compatibility with Rank Math
  • CHANGE – Improve the elementor integration
  • CHANGE – Improve the brizy integration
  • CHANGE – Improve the wpultimo payment gateways integration
  • CHANGE – Improve the wpultimo account previews
  • CHANGE – Improve the “hide element” tool
  • CHANGE – Improve the login form shortcode handling
  • CHANGE – Improve compatibility with FluentForms
  • FIX – The failed page load notification appears randomly
  • FIX – Compatibility with the Instant images plugin
  • FIX – Improve the handling of hashes in shortcode URLs
  • FIX – Wrong filters applied to posts listings sometimes

1.12.0.1 – 2021-02-01

  • CHANGE – The failed page load notification appears too quickly
  • FIX – Customizations don’t apply when super admin previews a wpultimo page
  • FIX – Broken link “Go to dashboard” when using the brizy editor

1.12.0 – 2021-01-26

  • NEW – Allow to filter the list of users
  • NEW – Add support for admin2020 plugin
  • NEW – Stateful navigation
  • CHANGE – Improve the hide elements tool
  • CHANGE – Don’t load the global page feature if the global dashboard feature is activated
  • CHANGE – Don’t show gutenberg as full screen mode by default
  • CHANGE – Improve oxygen compatibility
  • CHANGE – Improve the loading indicator
  • CHANGE – Improve the css selector generator
  • CHANGE – Add minimum_height parameter to shortcode [vg_display_admin_page] that accepts a number of pixels
  • CHANGE – Simplify the configuration of the elementor templates
  • CHANGE – Improve the text editor tool
  • FIX – Sometimes the admin content has wrong height when using multiple instances on the same page
  • FIX – Sometimes post fields are not saved when using the redirect option
  • FIX – Wrong position of the loading indicator
  • FIX – Add support for main sites that use subdomains
  • FIX – Live text edit doesn’t support german characters
  • FIX – Prevent errors when user belongs to zero sites in a network
  • FIX – Add compatibility with the Pro and X themes
  • FIX – Login redirect issue on rare scenarios
  • FIX – Prevent errors when we view a draft page or site doesn’t use permalinks
  • FIX – Prevent errors when other plugins use exit() in their admin pages
  • FIX – redirect_to parameter not working correctly in the log out shortcodes when using custom redirect URLs
  • FIX – Compatibility issue with Local by Flywheel

1.11.0 – 2020-11-10

  • NEW – Add option to redirect when creating pending posts
  • CHANGE – Added German translations
  • FIX – WP Ultimo – plan restrictions were not working
  • FIX – Admin JS option wasn’t working sometimes
  • FIX – Login URL option was causing infinite redirect loops sometimes
  • FIX – Option “Redirect users to this page after publishing a post” was not working
  • FIX – Compatibility error with Divi’s settings page
  • FIX – Edit link points to the wrong subsite on WPMU
  • FIX – Settings bug when a role has zero capabilities

1.10.0 – 2020-09-15

  • NEW – Allow to use one global dashboard for the entire wpmu network
  • NEW – Allow cross domain pages
  • NEW – Add support for Brizy page builder
  • NEW – Added new shortcodes
  • NEW – Spanish translation
  • NEW – Add support for lazy loaded or late shortcode rendering
  • NEW – Added support for Gravity Forms and Gravity Views
  • NEW – Added option to change loading animation
  • NEW – Added global replacements feature
  • NEW – Compatibility with MailPoet
  • NEW – Allow regex for global replacements
  • CHANGE – Improve the admin content look
  • CHANGE – Add option to disable the logout redirection
  • CHANGE – Don’t apply text changes to the backend when the admin is viewing it
  • CHANGE – Improve the integration with WPUltimo
  • CHANGE – Improve the wpmu suport
  • CHANGE – Prevent mistakes in the whitelisted URLs
  • CHANGE – Improve handling of settings page in the wpmu context
  • FIX – Fixed iframe flickering issue on mobile scroll event
  • FIX – Edit link doesn’t work sometimes
  • FIX – “Edit text” doesn’t work some times
  • FIX – Added support for Divi’s frontend editor
  • FIX – Wrong height when viewing WooCommerce pages in a narrow window

1.9.1 – 2020-03-27

  • FIX – Small error caused by some themes

1.9.0 – 2020-03-15

  • NEW – Allow to restrict post types
  • NEW – Allow to deactivate the full screen mode for specific pages
  • CHANGE – Apply the “show your own posts” feature only from published pages
  • CHANGE – Apply the “columns manager” feature only from published pages
  • CHANGE – Apply the “change texts” feature only from published pages
  • CHANGE – Load the “failed login” handlers when the request is not using ajax to make it work with other themes/plugins
  • CHANGE – Change texts – Ignore text changes when the “search” part contains less than 4 characters to prevent wrong replacements
  • CHANGE – Prevent confusion when the settings page doesn’t load if redux framework is not activated
  • CHANGE – Prevent wrong settings in the access restrictions option
  • CHANGE – Remove the css selector when highlighting elements with the “hide element” tool
  • FIX – Compatibility issue with the Brizi builder
  • FIX – The user edit page is blacklisted even if it’s allowed in the access restrictions
  • FIX – Compatibility issue with the “translatepress” plugin
  • FIX – We don’t know the capability required by taxonomy pages
  • FIX – Error when opening links if the wp-admin url was changed
  • FIX – Compatibility error with “Toolset > content templates > add new” option

1.8.2 – 2020-01-10

  • NEW – Add lazy_load parameter to shortcode for loading the admin content only when it’s visible in the page
  • NEW – Add support for MaterialWP from NextPress
  • CHANGE – Don’t show the quick settings when editing the page with elementor
  • CHANGE – Table columns manager – Remove columns using a different filter to make it compatible with all the plugins
  • CHANGE – Add class vgfa-full-screen-activated to the body tag so people can style the page differently when the full screen mode is activated
  • CHANGE – Show own posts module – Don’t apply the restrictions to requests from guests, logged in users who can’t edit posts, ajax, and cron requests to prevent issues
  • CHANGE – The “view on the frontend” link in the backend sometimes doesn’t have the html class so use the ID instead
  • CHANGE – Show the admin content only when it finished loading
  • CHANGE – Improve the “edit texts” tool to allow editing on mouseover, to make it work on metabox titles and buttons that open popups where we can’t select the element with a click
  • FIX – Edit texts tool – When you open the page with edited texts and save without changing anything, the text edits are lost
  • FIX – The login doesn’t work when using the Theme My Login plugin.
  • FIX – When we have a frontend page for a custom post type, and we try to view the “posts” post type on the frontend it shows the wrong custom post type
  • FIX – The /wp-admin/ url is detected as an empty path

1.8.1 – 2019-11-11

  • CHANGE – Allow to display custom page instead of the wp die page when users don’t have the right capabilities
  • CHANGE – Quick settings – Allow to hide wp-admin notices
  • CHANGE – Add support for Dokan access restrictions
  • CHANGE – Open the gutenberg editor full screen
  • CHANGE- wp-admin – logo should link to our website, not the checkout page
  • FIX – Position issue with the search input for posts on mobile
  • FIX – When scrolling up and down on iphone, the content jumps
  • FIX – Wrong url encoding in rare cases
  • FIX – Problem when loading the wp-login.php page from a redirection of a custom login page
  • INTERNAL – Add option to disable the friendly frontend message indicating the needed capabilities or roles “You need more permissions to view this page”

1.8.0 – 2019-10-11

  • NEW – Add advanced option to redirect users to create new post after publishing a post
  • NEW – Add option to disable the “move of frontend page to the main window”
  • NEW – Add option to edit texts in the frontend editor
  • NEW – Add option to replace the post edit/create screen with direct elementor editor
  • NEW – Add option to show any URL keywords as full screen
  • NEW – Add option to show posts created by the current user only
  • NEW – Add shortcode for showing the login form: [wp_frontend_admin_login_form redirect_to=””]
  • NEW – Added option to settings page to add custom JS for advanced customizations
  • NEW – Detect pages with lists of posts and allow to disable table columns in the frontend editor
  • CHANGE – Prevent errors when users use backward/forward quotes in the shortcode
  • CHANGE – When a login attempt fails, redirect to our custom login page instead of the wp-login page
  • CHANGE – When a user logs out, redirect to our custom login page (or home if the custom login page is not defined) instead of sending to the wp-login page
  • FIX – Allow frontend pages in iframes on wp-admin pages (don’t redirect them to the main window, only redirect frontend pages in iframes on frontend pages)
  • FIX – Improve the update of the admin content height when the content changes
  • FIX – Remove blank space below the admin content inherited from the admin css
  • FIX – The custom css doesn’t work when viewing the customizer in the frontend
  • FIX – The free version doesn’t allow the posts list when the shortcode URL is not “edit.php” exactly
  • INTERNAL – Added filter vg_admin_to_frontend/open_frontend_pages_in_main_window to control which pages are opened in the main window and which pages can be opened inside the iframe

1.7.0 – 2019-08-19

  • NEW – Add option to define the frontend dashboard URL
  • NEW – Add option to set login page and redirect to login page instead of showing inline login form
  • NEW – Automatically redirect direct wp-admin pages to the frontend dashboard equivalent
  • CHANGE – Allow to use the quick settings section on full screen pages
  • CHANGE – Automatically redirect the restricted pages to the frontend dashboard
  • CHANGE – Don’t apply access restrictions on the settings page of the plugin when viewed by administrators to let them change settings if they get locked out
  • CHANGE – Don’t show the “global pages” metabox for non-administrators
  • CHANGE – Don’t show the “view on the frontend” toolbar option for non-administrators
  • CHANGE – Open the wpforms editor full screen
  • CHANGE – Update content height when window is resized
  • FIX – Access restriction option blocks all URLs when the site uses https
  • FIX – Added compatibility for formidable forms- open the form editor in full screen
  • FIX – Ignore weird tags found in the admin page title when generating the frontend page title

1.6.1 – 2019-07-13

  • NEW – Added option to hide all wp-admin notices on the frontend
  • CHANGE – Added compatibility with jQuery 3
  • CHANGE – Global pages – Clear elementor’s css cache after pages are copied
  • CHANGE – Hide admin bar on the frontend only for non-master users
  • CHANGE – Notify in the welcome page when the admin URL and frontend URL use a different protocol (https vs http) to prevent issues
  • CHANGE – Override the “edit post” link from the “wp user frontend” plugin to use our own frontend editor
  • CHANGE – Some wp-admin pages don’t load our backend.js file, so we automatically insert it from the frontend page in those cases
  • CHANGE – Replace the “edit” link in the frontend to edit elementor posts and pages with elementor in full screen mode
  • FIX – Multisite – When we activate the “hide admin bar” option, the frontend pages show an error 5xx
  • FIX – When using the frontend page, the tinymce plugins don’t insert content into the tinymce editor
  • FIX – When we view pages as admin, it creates duplicate “edit” pages when generating the “edit” link in the frontend

1.6.0 – 2019-06-26

  • NEW – Add option to auto scroll towards custom popups when the popups are opened
  • NEW – Add option to define whitelisted admin URLs and redirect the other URLs to the home
  • NEW – Add option to synchronize pages in multisite network
  • NEW – Added option “allow_any_url” to the shortcode to allow to display external pages or from other subsites or other frontend pages
  • NEW – Added option to define a demo account and auto login users with the demo credentials
  • NEW – Added option to hide system pages containing our shortcode to prevent normal users from editing them in the frontend dashboard
  • NEW – Added option use_desktop_in_mobile to the shortcode to use the desktop version on mobile devices when the admin page is not responsive
  • NEW – Automatically redirect frontend pages loaded from inside the iframe to the parent window
  • NEW – Multiste – Added option to use global settings from main site
  • CHANGE – Added fallback to the admin JS to load custom css from the frontend page when it’s available, to add compatibility to admin pages that don’t support query strings
  • CHANGE – ELEMENTOR – When using the elementor editor on the frontend, open it in full screen
  • CHANGE – Multisite – Automatically use the backend URL of the current site without having to update the shortcode
  • FIX – Error when viewing the post editor on a mobile device – content width was cut in half
  • FIX – When we upload files on the wp media page in the frontend, the loading indicator doesn’t appear when the url contains a query string
  • FIX – When we used the gutenberg editor in the frontend, the editor was 80px tall
  • FIX – When we view an admin page in the frontend, which requires higher permissions, the loading indicator never disappears

V 1.5.2 – 2019-04-15

  • NEW – Added compatibility with Elementor to create/edit pages in the frontend completely.
  • NEW – Added allow_single_post_edit parameter to the shortcode to allow to create a frontend page that edits a single post directly.
  • FIX – Sometimes tinymce urlencodes the url and it breaks the frontend load, so we use urldecode to prevent that
    Other small tweaks.

V 1.5.1 – 2019-03-04

  • NEW – Added shortcode: [vg_display_edit_link] to display edit link on any post or page and open the frontend editor
  • CHANGE – Quick settings – Indicate what user roles and capabilities can view a page to facilitate the setup of user roles and capabilities.
  • CHANGE – Frontend page – When the user gets “You’re not allowed to view this page”, show instructions on how to setup the right capabilities and user roles because this page is being viewed by an admin.
  • CHANGE – Updated to freemius v2.2.4.
  • FIX – Minor PHP warning.
    Other small tweaks.

V 1.5.0 – 2018-12-08

  • NEW – Quick settings – Add “Remove element” tool to hide elements from the admin page on the frontend by point-and-clicking
  • NEW – Added compatibility with wpforms > entries page
  • NEW – Added support for Cloudflare’s Rocket Loader
  • CHANGE – Updated plugin logo on wp-admin and wp.org
  • CHANGE – Allow to disable the quick settings bar
  • CHANGE – Display the quick settings as a left column so it looks better on any theme and simpler to use
  • FIX – When the admin page loads on the frontend, the admin menu/bar appears for a second
  • FIX – jQuery missing when the quick settings load before jquery loads

See full changelog.