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Distributor – Remote Quickedit


Re-enable quickedit for distributed posts on the receiving site within a multisite network. This allows you to make changes to the original post from the remote site. This is a small add-on for the glorious Distributor plugin by 10up.

This Add-on is maintained at and deployed from carstingaxion/distributor-remote-quickedit on github.


  • Use native WordPress quickedit on the receiving side of a distributed post to make minor changes, which is disabled by the Distributor-plugin by default.


This plugin is an add-on for & requires:

  • Distributor (Website|GitHub) (only tested up to version 1.9.1, maybe not yet ready for the new 2.0.x)


This plugin does nothing by default.

Being able to modify posts, that were syndicated from a remote source, is a risky thing. To prevent any unwanted side-effects you have to pro-actively enable this plugin by code.

In order to re-enable the quick-edit functionality for a particular post_type you need to call add_post_type_support() for a support-feature called distributor-remote-quickedit. Do this for every desired post_type before this plugin loads.

With a post_type of book, you could do it like so:

add_action( 'admin_init', function () {
    add_post_type_support( 'book', 'distributor-remote-quickedit' );
}, 9 );

It’s important to declare your post_type_supports before the plugin is executed on admin_init with a default priority of 10!


Does this plugin work with WordPress Multisite?

Yes, it is made for multisites with internal distribution setup.

The Distributor plugin disables the use of quickedit for reasons. Why would I want to change that?

It totally depends on your use case 😉

In our case, on a large multisite network, there was only one out of almost 20 post_types, that needed this feature, for sure – real-world-use-cases may be rare.


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Contributors & Developers

“Distributor – Remote Quickedit” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.