Admin Helper – WordPress Plugin (essential tool for theme developers)

on September 18, 2011
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Admin Helper is a tiny WordPress Plugin that will provide you useful information such as the ID of the current page, the type of page you are viewing (post, page, category, tag, tax, author, archive, 404, search…), the template used by the page, the order of the page and links to edit the page, the Administration Panel and logout.

The plugin is extremely lightweight and is an essential tool for WordPress theme developers.

Admin Helper is hidden and does not show unless you are logged in. Once logged in it appears unobtrusively like this:

So it is not as annoying as the default Admin Bar that comes with WordPress yet it provides everything you need while developing the WordPress theme in a mouse move or click.

Login square: While you are not connected, a 5×5 invisible square at the bottom right of the page will link you to the Login page.

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You can download the plugin by following the link below:

Admin helper WordPress Plugin v1.2

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  • Yubi says:

    Hello Xavier, is the doanload a single file ? I assume I need to download the txt file and rename it to php right? Then I put in a folder with name adminhelper and upload?

  • Xavi Author says:

    Yes Yubi, download the file as admin-helper.php and put it into your /plugins/ folder

  • Yubi says:

    Hey thanks and a happy new year! Thanks, did that and activated it in the admin section but I can’t see it. It’s really hidden and I don’t see something like in the screenshot. I went in to edit pages etc to see if it showed up. Help?

  • Xavi Author says:

    Happy new year to you! :)
    Check if you have wp_footer(); function in your footer.php theme file as well as wp_head(); in your header.php (if not, add them before and before ).
    Also note that it will only show up when you are logged in. I have it installed in my website (this one) and a few others with WordPress 3.3 and it works great.

  • Yubi says:

    –ě–ļ. My mistake. I see it on the front end of the website. Was searching in the admin.

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