10+ Best Chrome Extensions for WordPress
If you are using an internet browser, and, if you are reading this, you are likely using an internet browser right now, chances are you are using Google Chrome. After all, over 70% browser users do so. You need a browser to perform any operations on your website, too. And Google is not a tech giant for nothing: in this article, we will be discussing Google Chrome extensions for WordPress users.
We will be showcasing tools designed for WordPress admins, developers, designers and writers (WordPress or otherwise). These are all different roles, so you’d do best.
WordPress Admin Switcher does exactly what you might surmise from its name: it lets busy people who manage WordPress websites to quickly reach a website’s login screen. It provides you with a shortcut to reach a website’s login screen at a click, or, if logged in, to toggle between the post edit screen and the front end.
The admin bar is, undoubtedly, useful. But not always. This is where WordPress Admin Bar Control comes in. This extension lets you do just that: you can toggle whether the admin bar is present or absent on a website while logged in. This means that you can switch between the front and the back end with ease, and switch the admin bar off when designing the website, so you get the same view as your visitors.
Suppose you have found a really great WordPress website and want to know how it was built? This is what Scan WP does for you. Click on an icon and wait a couple of seconds and you will get all the information you need about what kind of software the website uses.
With WordPress Style Editor, you can save all the CSS changes you make using the Inspect tool of your browser. All you need to do is be logged in, and the tool will save all the changes you make to your theme’s style.css file automatically.
If you really want to know what the CSS behind a button or another HTML element looks like, you can do so with the CSS Viewer. All you need to do is install the extension and click the element you are interested in.
Responsive Viewer lets you see how your design works on different devices. This tool is incredibly useful for developers who cater to mobile users. Mobile users being a majority of users, this should, by rights, be anyone.
Dimensions is an invaluable tool for designers looking to measure distances between elements. And no, before you ask, placing a ruler against your screen will not work.
If you have ever seen a font you liked and wondered what it is, you could have instantly known, if you only had WhatFont installed with your Google Chrome.
ColorZilla lets you know which exact color was used anywhere on your browser, in any pixel at any zoom level, but not only that. With ColorZilla, you can also generate gradients and color palettes, as well as copy colors to clipboard, and get element information.
Grammarly is a great resource for writers primarily, but, in reality, for anyone who generates textual content for your website. With Grammarly, you can easily improve on your style, grammar and tone, and save time on copy editing and polishing.
Whatever kind of content you are writing, you are likely using a host of resources from all across the web. With Evernote Web Clipper, you can save anything from the web to your Evernote account. Not only that: you can annotate and take screenshots, too.
It is difficult to memorize all the passwords to all accounts you might be using. Copying them from a piece of paper, on the other hand, is time-consuming, and a piece of paper may always be lost. If you are using multiple online services, or managing or administrating multiple websites, you can use a password manager such as LastPass.
Wrapping It Up
As you can see, there is a lot of tools for a lot of user roles. Still, whatever your niche in the WordPress ecosystem, we are confident a Google Chrome extension you could really use – if you are not using it already – can be found on this list.
We hope this article was helpful. If you liked it, feel free to check out some of these articles as well!
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