Restore ability to edit project details within editor

Since the 2022 editor update, editing basic project details such as the project name is a 5 step process:

  1. Click “Settings”
  2. Click “Edit details on project page”
  3. Click “Edit details”
  4. Edit text field
  5. Click “Save”

Additionally, after the new name has been saved, the existing editor tab becomes broken upon refresh since it still references the old URL:

This might seem trivial, but it compounds into significant frustration when making several one-off prototypes. Previously, I could maintain high momentum while prototyping on Glitch because creating and organizing new projects only required a couple of clicks. Now, project renaming feels like a scavenger hunt that makes me avoid using Glitch altogether.

Other popular editors such as JSFiddle and CodePen adopt a simpler process for editing project metadata from the code editor using minimal clicks.

JSFiddle metadata editor UI

This is similar to how Glitch behaved prior to the update. It is unclear what motivated the change to the more complicated UX, but I request a return to the previous behavior where the name and description could be changed within the code editor.

Several other users have also expressed confusion or frustration about this change:

Hi @mattrossman - we’re aware that folks want this back and have been actively working on it, I just don’t have an ETA on when it will be live though.


Some good news - we just shipped this early this week!