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xEditor: A Revolutionary Inline Editing Tool

Note: xEditor is an open source project sponsored by X-Labs

xEditor is a Drupal distro built to enhance the content authoring experience. With the use of other contribs below, we built a revolutionary content editing tool that greatly benefits web and mobile users, enabling them to edit content without much hassle. By simply tapping on content, you can now easily edit anything on a page you’re viewing. 

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One of the major turn-offs in Drupal in the previous versions is its authoring experience. Right now the Drupal contributors around the world are aggressive in changing that.  With the campaign started in Spark Distro, it sparked and triggered the creation and focus on Drupal’s usability. 

Features of xEditor

  • Inline Editing, courtesy of Edit module. Simply click into this node, log in as an admin, then click the “Quick Edit” link in the sidebar. From there you can click directly into any field to edit its contents. For fancier fields like boolean and multivalue, you get just edit the form field directly.

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  • “True” WYSIWYG, courtesy of CKEditor v4. Edit your rich text with your theme’s direct styling through the inline editor. Support for images, tables, paste from Word, and more.

  • Responsive Layout Builder, courtesy of the Layout and Gridbuilder modules. It layers on top of Panels (though is architected so it could work on other layout solutions as well). If you want to try it, as an admin go to Structure > Panels > Custom Layout. You can configure layouts for separate breakpoints (e.g. Mobile, Tablet, Desktop) and even define your own grids. These layouts and grids are all CTools exportable, and become layouts you can use in your Panels pages.

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  • New admin theme, brought to you by Ember. This brings some nice light styling on Drupal core’s Seven admin theme as well as a mobile-friendly toolbar courtesy of the Admin module. This functionality is still a bit rough, but we’re actively working on it right now!

  • Dashboard, brought to you by Workbench. This brings some nice light styling on Drupal core’s Seven admin theme as well as a mobile-friendly toolbar courtesy of the Admin module. This functionality is still a bit rough, but we’re actively working on it right now!

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  • Drag and drop layout and page customization by Panels, say goodbye to mass tpl files.

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How to install xEditor

#Step 1. Download xEditor at drupal.org 

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#Step 2. Extract the tarball to your document root and navigate to the installation page. Hit Save and continue button.

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#Step 3. Provide your database credentials 

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#Step 4.  Fill in the required information and make sure that you remember your username and password.

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