Did you just publish a new blog post only to realize that you made a typo or some other kind of error that needs to be fixed? Normally, you would need to head back into the backend of your WordPress installation, find the post in question, hit the edit button, make the necessary changes, and then hit the “Update” button on the right hand side. That’s a lot of work for such a simple change.
To help ease this process, you might want to try checking out the Front-End Editor WordPress plug-in. As its name implies, you can edit your pages and posts right from the “front end” of your blog, rather than having to head into the main WordPress dashboard to get anything done. This means that you can edit right from the page that your visitors see, making for a much faster and more efficient process.
Further still, this same plug-in allows for the editing of widgets too. This goes beyond just changing the widget titles and the text widgets. You can actually edit the widget right from the main screen, using the same controls that you would get from the widget management screen from within the WordPress dashboard. Front-End Editor will handle any kind of post type too; not just posts and pages.
Go to Scribu.net for more information on Front-End Editor, including support, revision history, and the much-needed free download link.