Let’s say you’ve just logged in and you’re on the dashboard. You want to get to a child page of your about page called “mission”, but you can’t remember if it’s on page 2 or 5. With Jarvis it’s simple. Open Jarvis and start typing “mission” and your page will show up immediately.
Once Jarvis is installed all you have to do to start using it is hit the quick key “/”, type in your search (eg, “settings”) and select the page you’re looking for. It’s the fastest way to get from the dashboard to editing your anything on the admin side.
- Access the settings for permalinks:
Permalinks+ enter and you’re there.
- Edit your contact page:
Contact+ enter and you’re there.
- Access your post about caving in Nigeria from last year:
Nigeria Caving+ enter and you’re there.
The idea is to make it easier for anyone using the admin side of WordPress to get to the pages they’re looking for.
- Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
/anywhere in the admin section of WordPress or click the Jarvis button in the toolbar.
Install using the Plugin Installer.
- How do I access Jarvis
/key in the admin section or click the Jarvis button in the admin toolbar.
- It’s still not working…
You may be on a page that’s focusing on a text area or input box. If this is the case just click somewhere on the page outside of these boxes and the hit /.
I just stumbled on to this type of WP plugin today and WOW my jaw dropped when I used this. I’m a huge sublime text fan so having a “Power Menu” in WordPress is SUPER cool! I love this thing. Thank you!
Is this not technically feasible?
When you are dealing with multiple custom post types and large data sets, I have found this plugin invaluable. It’s been a major assistance to both myself and our clients. Extremely easy to use and highly functional.
Our clients ask for this back if we accidentally remove it! Not sure anything else would be a better endorsement.
I use Alfred daily so this was a gem to find. Thank you!!!!
Contributors & Developers
“Jarvis” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Internal testing at WDG.
- Official initial release.
- Updated to work with dashicons of WP 3.8+
- Use search icon instead of J as a more intuitive icon
- Quick bug fix for icon issue that lead to database results not being shown
- Code maintenance
- Ability to search by post_id
- add user setting for invoking jarvis
- Refactored to use the latest Twitter Typeahead
- Add post type check to search query to only query post types shown in wp-admin