Admin Command Palette


The Admin Command Palette (ACP) is a modal window in the WordPress Admin that live searches admin content, which saves you many clicks and page loads. You can:

  • Search for and navigate to user-generated content (Posts, Pages, Users, etc.).
  • Search for and navigate to WordPress Admin Pages (All Posts, Add New Post, etc.).
  • Perform WordPress Admin actions via the ACP or a keyboard shortcut (Publish, Add Media, View Post, etc.).

This plugin brings about a new level of efficiency to WordPress admin user interactions: it’s like the difference between going over a mountain via a pass, versus going through a mountain via a tunnel. The tunnel is always more direct, more efficient, and more straightforward than the pass.


  • The Admin Command Palette in action.
  • The Admin Command Palette settings page.



You can customize the plugin settings on the Admin Command Palette settings page in the WordPress Admin. (Settings -> Admin Command Palette)

  • Threshold (Default: .3): this determines how closely a search query must match in order to return an item as a result. 0.0 must be a perfect match, 1.0 will match anything.
  • Max Results per Section (Default: 5): a max number of results per content type.
  • Group Results by Type: Results can be displayed one of two ways. The default is to display results in a flat list, ordered by closest match. Selecting this option displays results grouped by their content type, e.g., all the posts, pages, tags, categories, etc. will be grouped under individual subheadings.
  • Included Post Types (Default: none): Select post types from this checkbox group to include them in the search. All registered post types except for navigation menu items are included in this list.
  • Included Taxonomies (Default: none): Select taxonomies from this checkbox group to include them in the search. All registered taxonomies are included in this list.
  • Clear Content Cache: The data for this plugin is generated and loaded into the page from a cache that gets automatically cleared whenever new content is added. You can use this button to clear the cache manually.
How does the search determine a match?

The live search compares the search term against titles, e.g., a post title, an admin page title, or an admin action title, using the Fuse.js library to find results.

Keyboard Shortcuts

The ACP comes with some built-in keyboard shortcuts to make actions in the WordPress admin easier. You do not need to open the ACP in order to use the shortcuts.

  • – Clear input focus
  • ⇧+s – Primary button click
  • ⇧+p – Preview
  • ⇧+t – Trash
  • ⇧+v – Open Post/Page in New Tab
  • ⇧+n – Add New Post/Page
  • ⇧+f – Set Featured Image
  • – Pagination: next page
  • – Pagination: previous page
  • ⇧+→ – Pagination: last page
  • ⇧+← – Pagination: first page


Time Saver


I'm loving this plugin. It saves me a lot of time - especially when doing something where I'm switching between admin pages constantly.

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