WordPress admin toolbar bookmarklet

March 19, 2010 | No Comments Yet

Tommy of iamnotagoodartist has created a nifty bookmarklet that displays all the tools in the WordPress admin right on your blog’s front page.

Using jQuery, it appends the default WordPress admin menu to whatever page you’re currently on and styles it with CSS, fixing it to the top right corner. Assuming you’re on a site that’s running WordPress (and it’s installed in the domain’s root), you now have instant access to the entire administrative back end (sans any pages from custom plugins, etc) from the front end.

You’ll still have to login to access those pages but anything that saves clicks sounds good in my book. The post also links to a GreaseMonkey script that loads the tools automatically.

One major caveat: this bookmarklet works only for WordPress sites installed at the root. Hopefully that will change soon.

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