Pixlr plugin for Silex – web design in the cloud

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The Pixlr plugin for Silex, makes it possible to edit your website’s images directly from the browser. It uses Pixlr free online service, without registration.

You will not have to leave your browser anymore to make Silex websites. Pixlr opens in a new window and let you edit the images of your Silex library. It is possible to draw by hand, to edit image properties, to apply effects, to crop, … Just like a photoshop online, beside your Silex server!

Please consider this is the first version of the plugin, it is still in beta version. Please report bugs here.

edit an image of your Silex website (online)

the image is updated immediately in Silex

Use instructions

This plugin assumes you have installed Silex locally or on an online server. And you have to have internet access in order to use Pixler.

  1. install this plugin from your manager (it is categorized in « beta-test » or in « plugins ») – see the « Install new items on your Silex server » section of Silex user guide
  2. activate the plugin for a publication – in the manager, in the « manage » section, in the plugin section
  3. open a publication and enter Silex WYSIWYG editor

Then you simply select an image which is on the stage and click one of the « Pixlr » button

Simply select an image which is on the stage and click one of the "Pixlr" button

Pixler opens with the selected image. Edit colors, effects and so on…

Edit colors, effects and so on

When you save in Pixlr and refresh your Silex page, your image will be updated – note that you may have to empty your browser’s cache to see the changes.

The updated image appears immediately in Silex


This plugin is licensed  under GPL


  1. lexa

    3 Mai 11

    !!! put the crossdomain.xml of Silex (in silex_server/) at the root of your sever (www/ or htdocs/)

    !!! be careful, empty the browser cache before you reload the page in Silex

    to do : reload the image when the pixlr window closes

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