This plugin provides a link, in the theme footer area, to the dashboard when logged in as well as a log out link. A shortcode is also available.
A simple plugin providing a link to the dashboard; and, a method to log in and out of your blog in the footer of the theme. This is ideal for those not wanting to use the meta widget/code links.
Now with an added toggle to support a minimalist approach using Dashicons.
See the FAQ for more details ...