Today, we are going to list top 10 Google Chrome extensions for WordPress. But, before leaping forward let's crack the history behind us.
At the advent of the internet, there was only one player in web browser market; Internet Explorer. We all were reluctant to use it as we wanted to get the best experience possible. But, soon the days of IE ended when Firefox stormed the world of web browsers. It beat IE easily and ruled only to be beaten later by Google Chrome.
Google Chrome demolished Firefox and is now the most used web browser in the world with market share of more than 60%. Firefox only covers 23% of the market share. Get more details w3 Statistics.
But, why should you and me care? The only reason is that there are some amazing extensions available for WordPress on Google Chrome. For the uninitiated, extensions add more functionality to the browsers in relation to the application it is being installed for, in our case it is WordPress.
Let's move on with the top 10 Google Chrome extensions for WordPress.
Best Google Chrome Extensions for WordPress
#1. WordPress Version Checker
WordPress Version Checker is a must have for any WordPress enthusiast. This simple extension does two things; first it checks whether the site is running WordPress or not. Secondly, it will return the version of the WordPress the site is running on. A vital information for the WordPress junkies out there.
#2. WordPress.org Plugins SVN link
Another great extension in our top 10 Google Chrome extensions for WordPress. WordPress.org Plugins SVN Link is an extension that will runs on WordPress plugin page. The extension generates buttons such that the plugin gets connected to the plugin's SVN repo. The button appears under the .zip file download button. The placement of the button is right, highlighting it well enough to be spotted and used by the WordPress users.
Multipress extension takes advantage of already present WordPress plugin known as Press This. The extension allows multiple blogs to be bookmarked at the same time. This way you can share links from anywhere.
#4. Theme Sniffer
Ever wanted to know which awesome WordPress theme the site is using? Then, Theme Sniffer will help you in the path of revealing the theme used by the site. This simple extension, do sometimes fail to reveal the child themes but easily detect the parent theme used by the site.
#5. Blog Security
Security is a big concern for many of us. With the help of Blog Security extension for chrome, you can easily scan your self-hosted WordPress site/blog in minutes. The extension will report back any vulnerabilities found on your site. By getting the information, you can choose to fix the site before a hacker exploits the site.
Blog Security extension also monitors your site automatically. The extension is also capable of automatically fixing vulnerabilities.
RemotePress is perfect for writers and bloggers. Ideas come at us in an instant and runs away from us at the speed of light if we don't write it down somewhere. This simple extension makes sure that you don't miss anything in our creative daily routine.
The plugin stores all the information feed into it. You can always start where you left off. RemotePress is highly recommended plugin for writers and bloggers.
#7. WordPress Reference
WordPress Developers will love this extension. WordPress Reference extension lists all the WordPress functions for your ready reference. One click and you will be landed on the official WordPress function page (that you choose to search). Furthermore, text on the web page can also be highlighted and then searched through the codex using the contextual menu.
#8. WordPress Commentify
Moderating comments on a popular site can be a challenging task. But, with WordPress Commentify you can choose to approve, disapprove, mark, delete or reply to comments as soon as they are posted on the blog.
The extension runs on the background of the blog and scans periodically for any comments and reports it to you.
#9. The outlines of Giants
The outlines of Gaint is a simple app that can help you transform your thoughts into content. The extension is a great for writers, researchers, and project managers. The editor is feature rich and also supports import and export of documents. The basic editor provides lots of functionalities for the users. The documents made using the tool can be shared with the colleagues.
Buffer is a great extension to list all your social media sharing activity and release it at a particular time. This can be a great extension for writers or bloggers who write late at night and cannot share the posts manually. You can add video, audio and images and share them on a timely manner.
This ends our list of top 10 Google Chrome extensions for WordPress. Add more extensions to add to the list? Feel free to comment below