Assistant – Every-day Productivity Apps


Assistant is an every-day productivity tool that lets you navigate your WordPress site and handle quick tasks without needing to go to the WordPress Admin area.

Note – This is an early preview release. A full 1.0 release of Assistant will be coming later this year.

Assistant Features

  • Access the Assistant UI from any frontend page (post, archive, term, etc…)
  • Get a glance of your recently edited posts and new comments on the Dashboard app.
  • Quickly find posts with the content app.
  • Upload media to WordPress media library by dropping files on the Media app.
  • The Notifications app shows your comments as well as available plugin and theme updates.

Watch this intro video to see it in action!


  • Assistant is a collection of productivity apps for your website.

  • You can activate Assistant on the front-end of any page on your site by clicking the pencil icon in the bottom right corner.

  • Content - The Content app can help you find posts and pages and quickly navigate to them.

  • Media - The Media app gives you a quick glance at what's in your media library. Drop items on the app to upload.

  • Media - Clicking on any media item will show you details about that item.

  • Notifications - The Notifications app gives you quick access to comments and plugin and theme updates.


  1. Install Assistant via the WordPress plugin directory or by uploading the files to your server at wp-content/plugins.

  2. After activating Assistant on the Plugins screen, navigate to the front end of your website.

  3. Assistant will be open. You can dismiss it using the x icon in the top right corner.

  4. A small pencil icon will appear in the bottom right corner. Clicking it will show Assistant.

  5. Use the icons across the top of the panel to navigate between the different apps.


Does Assistant require Beaver Builder to work?

No, Assistant is a standalone plugin and can be used with any WordPress installation on its own.

Does Assistant provide a public API for developers to create new apps?

While we do not currently offer a developer API, that is on our roadmap for the 1.0 release. We’ll be sharing more details about that as we get closer to that milestone.


Where have you been all this time?

This is a brilliant idea. I have tried other productivity tools to navigate WordPress, but nothing that feels this easy and fun to use. Like all the best things it seems so obvious when you see it! This is an early release so you probably have already thought of this, but I can imagine situations where I may wish to turn it off for some users, but still want to use it myself.
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Contributors & Developers

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  • 0.1.0 – Initial Build