WordPress: 10 useful extensions for the Chrome browser


According to w3schools, as of September 2016, Google Chrome is used by over 72% of all Internet users – and every month this figure is growing. That’s why developers constantly make new useful extensions for this browser – including those who administer sites on CMS WordPress.

If you have not previously used extensions or were familiar with the extensions for WordPress, then be sure to read the article – in it you will find a lot of useful information that will make it easier for you to work with this CMS.

1. WordPress Site Manager

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wordpress-site-manager/allgackcccfpminjnninimgkmclmoafe

Opens the list of WordPress Site Manager. Already from the title it becomes clear that this extension is designed to simplify the work with sites: if you have several sites, then switching between them will now become as simple as ever! With WordPress Site Manager, you do not have to constantly leave the administrative panel of one site and go into another: the extension stores all the login addresses, as well as logins and passwords, so you can click on each of your sites quickly, one click. Very convenient, and most importantly, economically in time!

2. WordPress Stats

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wordpress-stats/jcdnefhhiabcloefaejmgdihedgdeplg

WordPress Stats is one of the most popular extensions. It shows the statistics of visits: how much your records are popular, what users are looking for on your site and so on. And thus there is no necessity to come into an administrative part a site.

3. WordPress Theme and Plugins Detector

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wordpress-theme-and-plugi/jdflfokckhmchfpokjmpcoblghjngjja

Surely you often encountered a situation when you see a site on WordPress that you like, but you do not know what themes and plugins were used to create it. This extension will allow you to learn all the necessary information almost first-hand: it analyzes the information on the page, and then highlights the topic name and the plug-ins used.

By the way, if you are not sure whether the site is based on WordPress or on another technology, use the Version Check for WordPress extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/version-check-for-wordpre/hbeikkjblcogpkdnchpffgefhkilodnn

If the site is running on this CMS, you will see the corresponding icon in the toolbar search and version of the platform.

4. WhatFont

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/whatfont/jabopobgcpjmedljpbcaablpmlmfcogm

Questions can relate not only to themes and plugins, but also to fonts. How often did you have such a situation when you see a beautiful font, you want to use it on your website, but … absolutely can not imagine what it’s called. How can you find him then? Use the WhatFont extension! It will quickly find the font name on any page and even tell you how to set this font.

5. Google Dictionary

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-dictionary-by-goog/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja

This application is not directly related to WordPress, nevertheless it will help you not only in working with this CMS , but in many other situations. With this extension, you can learn the meaning of the word almost instantly – the definitions of the words will appear on the upper right in the browser window. The application considerably saves time, which you will spend on translation of words, and also it is convenient in work.

6. WordPress Commentify

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wordpress-commentify/cpkabmcjgjigdkgkkmahpgkccagmajhp/

If you have a well-known and visited site where your readers often leave their comments, then you definitely need this application. It allows not only to track all new comments, but also to respond quickly to them. The extension works in the background: once a new comment appears on your site, it immediately lights up on the screen, and you can write a response or delete it if it’s spam. At the same time, the extension can be used for commenting on several sites at once.

7. WP Write

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wp-write/ccihbopoacphplchahdeliepepbhjpbe

A convenient extension for those who like to write spontaneously and quickly publish them. Using WP Write, you can publish your entries without having to log into your WordPress account. Can be used with self-hosted WordPress sites and blogs on WordPress.com.

8. Check My Links

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/check-my-links/ojkcdipcgfaekbeaelaapakgnjflfglf

This extension can be used not only when working with WordPress, but it will become indispensable if you have your frequently updated blog. The extension checks the working capacity of links and marks different working and non-working addresses. Of course, you can find a plug-in with a similar function, but in order to further on your hosting there were no problems with the limit of RAM when using plug-ins, I advise to still use the extension.

9. WordPress Admin Bar Control

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wordpress-admin-bar-contr/joldejophkhmeajgjenfnfdpfjkalckn

A simple but useful extension that allows you to first hide and then show the administrative panel of your site. This is especially useful when you are working on a design or previewing a record.

10. Lorem Ipsum Generator

Link for installation: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lorem-ipsum-generator-def/mcdcbjjoakogbcopinefncmkcamnfkdb

When you create a site, when you are at the design editing stage, there is often a problem when you need to see how the pages will eventually look, and there is not yet material to fill in the texts. In this case, you need this extension, which allows you to generate a replacement text (in this case you can give the parameters you need by volume).


Use these extensions to make it easier for you to work with sites on WordPress (and with other sites too). Tell us in the comments about other interesting extensions or workflows of working with WordPress.


By | 2017-08-13T12:04:22+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Categories: Web Development, WordPress|