Bookmarklet to Quickly Access WordPress Admin Menu

March 1st, 2010
WordPress, WordPress Tools

There are times when I have wanted to install a plugin on my blog. The usual process included loading the admin dashboard and going to the install plugin page, or bookmarking the install plugin page and then navigating to it using that.

Now I also want to access another feature in the admin dashboard, so I go ahead and bookmark it. Bookmarking pages is definitely a good way to quickly jump to certain pages, however, it is not exactly productive.

That was until I came across an excellent bookmarklet, which will allow users to quickly access the the WordPress sidebar menu items with a single click. Once you drag and drop the bookmarklet to your browser bookmark bar, you can click on it to access the admin menu for a particular site. Take a look at the screenshot below to see it in action.


Once you click on the bookmarklet, a WordPress like menu will be displayed to you, you can hover over the menu to see the sub-menus and options available under the menu. Clicking on the link will take you directly to the admin page of the current site you are browsing.

I emphasized on the text above, as this is the only flaw I saw with the bookmarklet. It will only work for the site you are currently browsing and not a site you can choose it to work for. So technically you will have to browse to your own site before you can get this to work properly for you.

That aside, this is a really useful bookmarklet and will definitely come in pretty handy. Visit the link below to add the bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmark bar.

WordPress Admin Toolbar Bookmarklet [via @smashingmag]




  1. Snettsblog (1 comments.) says:

    Hey Keith,

    Thanks for the insight on this bookmarklet. I run a wordpress powered blog and this bookmarklet will come in handy when navigating the admin panel of the blog.


  2. Andrew@BloggingGuide (63 comments.) says:

    This is really one useful plugin. Will be installing it! Thanks.

  3. Tommy says:

    This isn’t a plugin. That’s the point.

  4. bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

    but the bookmarklet doesn’t work in firefox! and I use Firefox 99.9999% of the time! Bookmarklets are for IE only, from what I gather, and who cares about IE? :-) Firefox, chrome, or nothing if you ask me! lol

    • bubazoo (213 comments.) says:

      yeah, I just tried it, it don’t work in firefox, so I could care less about this.

      • Tommy says:

        Easy, tiger. It does work in Firefox.

        Also, grammatically, if you could care less then you do care.

  5. Kevin (1 comments.) says:

    This plugin doesnt work in firefox, any suggestion ?

  6. Morse (1 comments.) says:

    Cant there be something for firefox ? Who actually uses IE ?? Only the ones who want all sorts of trojans in their system do :(

  7. bebek (1 comments.) says:

    plugin not worked on FF :(

  8. Ken says:

    Works in FF 3.6 just fine for me…

  9. Ken says:

    I just went and read the source code… it’s jQuery, and pretty simple and safe looking. basically it just dynamically adds root dependent links like “/wp-admin/” to the page. If your admin isn’t at “” it won’t work. This has nothing to do with FireFox. FireFox is working just fine thank you.

  10. Atniz (17 comments.) says:

    This is a great time saver. I wish to visit your blog a few years ago. My blog would definitely will be able to be more popular by just following some of your recommendations and opinions. Now, I’m managing 5 blogs and this tool comes very handy. Thanks to you for sharing.


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