WordPress Admin Bookmarks: Quickly Access Frequently Edited Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types

Admin Bookmarks developed by Brad Vincent, allows you easily bookmark posts, pages and custom post types. This is especially useful if you find yourself repeatedly editing the same pages or posts.

Upon activation, a new dashicon in the shape of a star will appear next to the title of every post, page, and custom post type. The icon is what’s used to mark items as favorites. Dashicons became a part of WordPress beginning with 3.8. This explains why WordPress 3.8 or above is required to run Admin Bookmarks.

Star Dashicon Used To Favorite Things
Star Dashicon Used To Favorite Things

When an item is marked as a favorite, a direct link to the item is added to the left hand menu. This helps to quickly find the post instead of having to search for it. By using AJAX, the entire page doesn’t have to reload which is an added convenience.

Shortcuts To Posts Added To The Left Hand Menu
Shortcuts To Posts Added To The Left Hand Menu

Direct links to posts only show up in the left hand menu on the administration page for that item. For example, you won’t see links to favorites on the Appearance page. However, you’ll see them on the All Posts page or the Posts flyout menu. There’s also a dashboard widget with Edit and View links to quickly manage favorites.

Admin Bookmarks Dashboard Widget
Admin Bookmarks Dashboard Widget

Admin Bookmarks is an example of a great WordPress plugin. It’s simple to install, easy to use, and focuses on solving one problem. If you find yourself constantly having to find the same post or page to edit, give Admin Bookmarks a try and let me know what you think.

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