WordPress is well known for its ease of use. However, sometimes managing WordPress can also be a hassle. For example, if you manage multiple websites, you need to log in repeatedly to switch dashboards. Actually, you can solve the problem using the chrome extension!
Well, in this article we discuss 10 Google Chrome extensions that can increase your productivity in managing WordPress. What are the Chrome extensions? Check out the details below!
What is a Google Chrome Extension?
Before getting into the discussion of 10 WordPress Chrome extensions, we will briefly discuss what Google Chrome extensions are. Google Chrome extensions are software codes with specific functions that allow users to add features to the Google Chrome browser. You could say that this extension has the same function as plugins in WordPress.
You only need to install an extension and your browser will automatically have new features. How to install extensions is not difficult. (We will discuss it in the section How to Add Extensions in Google Chrome )
10 Best Chrome Extensions for WordPress Users
Here are 10 Google Chrome extensions that you must install to make it easier for you to manage WordPress:
To increase the quality of WordPress security, you will need to create a very complex password. This will make the password harder for hackers to guess and your WordPress dashboard will be more secure.
Unfortunately, complicated passwords can also make it difficult for you to remember them. Especially if you manage more than one website. Of course, you have to remember several WordPress dashboard passwords which are all complicated.
Actually, you don’t need to remember all the complicated passwords that you create. You can leave the business of remembering this password to LastPass. This chrome extension helps you remember and store all your WordPress passwords. To access passwords stored on LastPass, you only need one master password.
When you want to access the WordPress dashboard, LastPass will automatically fill in the username and password that you saved earlier. Oh yes, not only WordPress but LastPass can also be used for other websites. You can save your Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo!, and more accounts on LastPass.
When browsing other people’s websites or blogs, maybe you have come across a good font that looks like it is suitable for your website. Unfortunately, you don’t know what the name of the font is. No need to worry because you can easily find out the name of the font using WhatFont.
WhatFont will help identify fonts that you find on other websites or blogs. So you don’t have to bother asking the website or blog owner what font they use.
Apart from identifying fonts on other websites or blogs, you also take advantage of Chrome extensions to identify plugins and themes. The Chrome extension is WordPress Themes Detector and Plugins Detector.
How to use it is quite easy. You only need to install this Chrome extension then when there is a WordPress website that you find interesting, just click the extension icon on the top right of the browser. After that, information on the themes and plugins used by the website or blog will appear as below
If you need another alternative to identifying a WordPress theme, you can use WPSNIFFER. This Chrome extension will automatically identify the theme of the websites you visit. The WPSNIFFER icon will change color from gray to orange when it detects the theme of a website.
Managing more than one WordPress website can be a hassle. You need to log in repeatedly to access different WordPress dashboards. Of course, you want to cut login time to multiple WordPress dashboards, right?
Take it easy, you can save time managing multiple WordPress dashboards using the WordPress Site Manager. This Chrome extension allows you to save login information for multiple WordPress websites. That way you can move from one dashboard to another without having to log in multiple times. So you can save even more time!
The WordPress admin bar does help you move from website to dashboard quickly. However, sometimes the admin bar can also be annoying when you want to see the results of changing the theme that you just applied.
You can solve this problem by hiding the admin bar with the WordPress Admin Bar Controller. You can easily hide and restore the admin bar by simply clicking on this Chrome extension icon.
To speed up your work using WordPress, there are many keyboard shortcuts that you can use. However, of course, it’s hard to memorize all the shortcuts. So, to overcome this, you can take advantage of the WordPress Keyboard Shortcut.
With this Chrome extension, you no longer need to worry about forgetting important shortcuts in WordPress. If you forget, just click on this Chrome extension icon in the top right corner of the browser and you will see several important shortcuts you need.
The WordPress Style Editor allows you to save your CSS changes through the inspect tool in the browser. That way you don’t have to check CSS styles using the inspect tool and change them manually in the stylesheet. So you can save even more time!
Note: Make sure you are logged in to WordPress and do a backup because all changes will be updated automatically.
When creating content, you may often need screenshots. Whether it’s a screenshot on your own website or another website or blog. Especially if you create tutorial content. Well, you can easily take screenshots using the Lightshot Chrome extension!
Still discussing the screenshot. Previously, Lightshot could help you take screenshots in selected areas, in contrast to Full Page Screen Capture. This Chrome extension can take full screen captures from top to bottom.
How to capture a screen using Full Page Screen Capture is also easy. Just click the Chrome extension icon when you open the web page you want to screenshot. Then Full Page Screen Capture will process the screenshot and you can save the result in PDF or PNG.
How to Add Extensions on Google Chrome
In general, adding extensions to Google Chrome can be done in two ways. First, straight from the Chrome Store or Store. Second, manual installation of Chrome extensions. The complete steps are as follows:
1. Adding Chrome Extensions via the Chrome Store
This is the easiest way to add Google Chrome extensions. You can first select the Settings menu -> More Tools -> Extensions .
Next, enter the Chrome Store menu. Type the name of the extension that you want to use.
Click Add to Chrome to add an extension to Google Chrome. If a pop-up appears, select Yes to confirm the installation of the Chrome extension.
2. Add Chrome Extensions Manually
If you have the Chrome extension (crx) file, you can also install it manually. However, this method can only be done if you have activated the Developer Mode menu in Chrome Extension.
The method is as follows:
You can drag-and-drop Chrome extension files to the Chrome Extension menu.
Next, select Add Extension.
The extension will install successfully.
Although there are two methods you can use, using the first method is highly recommended. Besides being easier, the extensions on the Chrome Store are the most up-to-date. So it is safer and more stable.
Hopefully, the above set of Google Chrome extensions can make it easier for you to manage WordPress. If you have additional recommendations for Chrome extensions to support WordPress productivity, don’t hesitate to leave a comment below!
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