20 Free And Useful Firefox Addons For WordPress Users

For years Firefox was the popular browser on the landscape and had the majority of the browser market share. But with the arrival of Chrome browser, Firefox browser market share started declining and ultimately Chrome dethroned Firefox. While Firefox users are on decline but still for many people Firefox was and still is the go to browser.

Few weeks back we posted 25 Free and useful Google chrome extensions For WordPress, This week we want to showcase all the useful WordPress Firefox addons. Firefox may have less browsing market share but still it offers variety of add-ons to make life easier for Firefox users. So, without further ado let’s dive into the firefox addons WordPress


 1. WordPress Developers Shortcuts


Much needed add-on for someone who daily visits different sections of WordPress . This add-on brings the whole w.org site at your bay. By clicking the add-on logo you get shortcuts of –

Developers who regularly contribute to core trac tickets might find the add-on useful. You can also get Browse plugin trace, Browse theme trace, FindInCodex, FindInSupport and FindInDeveloper options. A really cool Firefox addons for WordPress.


2. wpinline screenshots wordpress


WP:inline enables visual feedback for any WordPress site. Your clients and team members can click one button to activate the tool, highlight an area they want to comment on, then write their comment. But you need to register to use this add-on. Features include –

  • Browser and device information
  • WordPress and plugin version numbers
  • WP User account info
  • A click trail showing what they did right before they submitted the ticket


3. Check WordPress Version


A simple add-on to identify WordPress version any site using, also identifies plugin and their version number.


4. WordPress Codex


Makes your WordPress codex search much more easier. You get a shortcut WordPress codex search icon on top search bar in the browser. This OpenSearch  adds a custom search provider to your Firefox search bar to quickly search the WordPress Codex website (codex.wordpress.org) using their internal search engine.


5. WordPress Search Suggest


Performs a quick search on en.search.wordpress.com of the keyword you type.


6. WordPress Query Monitor

QueryMonitor  is based on Query Monitor WordPress plugin. This extension take the output of the plugin in the page inside the DevTools to let you to move in a second window!

query monitor firefox addons wordpress



7. WP Detective

WP detective firefox addons WordPress scans for theme or plugins the site you are visiting,  With the WP Detective extension installed you can get an answer to that question.
When you visit a WordPress site, the WP Detective magnifying glass will show up in your address bar. If you click this icon you will be taken to wpdetective.io that shows you all the relevant information.


8. WP Theme and Plugins Detector


Detects the theme and plugins used in WordPress and display information about them. For sites using WordPress an icon will appear – right hand side of the address bar. If you are looking for in depth theme detecting tools might as well check out WordPress Theme Detector Tools.


9. WP Code Reference


Search your queries in developer.wordpress.org . A cool search plugin for developing WordPress themes or plugins.


10. mmd wordpresscom extension


Adds a tiny status bar panel at the bottom right side of your browser that shows your blog hit count for your WordPress.com blog(s) and provides a right click menu to access your blog stats on WordPress, go to your blog or make a post, Haven’t updated for quite a long time.


11. QB


With the addition of strong password recommendation from WordPress makes this type of add-ons obsolete.  It automatically scans websites for weak passwords if it uses WordPress. When a page load, add-on first check if it is WordPress or not. If it is WordPress then it enumerates users. And then it starts simple brute force attacks for weak passwords. If a valid login credential is found, it is displayed in popup menu of add-on.

It successfully showed the WordPress version and showed bunch of usernames but no indication of whether they are using weak passwords or not.


12. Ermis CMS Security Scanner


Add-ons that lets you check if any domain is running WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, the CMS version and any known security vulnerabilities. But after installing it, seems like it doesn’t work shows nothing about CMS information.


13. CMS backend Opener


If you have plenty of WordPress sites to maintain this add-on can save few clicks for you. Upon activating it detects and opens up CMS dashboard of current website you are on. If a site don’t use the meta-tag: “Generator”, then it takes a little bit more time to find the Backend. Supported CMS’s: Typo3, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Contao, WebsiteBaker, Weblication, CMSQLite and Oxid. Supported languages: english, german and russian.


14. wpvulndb search


Adds wpvulndb.com logo in top search bar, You can type queries and check for related vulnerabilities right from firefox search bar. Makes it easier for you to search for WordPress vulnerabilities. You might wanna check 19 Awesome Free Tools To Check WordPress Vulnerabilities Online to check vulnerabilities more thoroughly.


15. GlotDict


If you live through WordPress and GlotPress this add-on will be knight in armor for you. The problem is that every community have their dictionaries to maintain consistency of the terms. The goal of this browser extension is add that dictionaries when the user is translating on GlotPress. Features and Hotkeys included are –


  • Daily update of the glossary for the language in use
  • Remove the loading of social buttons on the website footer
  • Click on the terms with glossary open the consistency tool
  • Add link to the Translation Status Overview with a button to scroll to the language in use
  • Many hotkeys and shortcut


  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Shift+Z to click “Cancel”
  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Shift+A to click “Approve”
  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Shift+R to click “Reject”
  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Enter to click “Suggest new translation” or “Add translation”
  • Shortcut on Page Down to open the previous string to translate
  • Shortcut on Page Up to open the next string to translate
  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Shift+B to “Copy from original”
  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Shift+F to add non-breaking spaces near symbols
  • Shortcut on Ctrl+Alt+R to reset all the GlotDict settings
  • Right click of the mouse on the term with a dashed line and the translation will be added in the translation area


16. Bookmark Content To WP


Helps to collect page data to personal WordPress blog, but right after installing the add-on I was searching icons/any sort of logo to test it but couldn’t find anything related to this add-on, Suffice to say I don’t have any idea how to use this add-on.


17. WP it


Post the URL you are browsing directly to your wordpress.com website.


18. WP Plugins


Installs logo of the main page of  Codex   at the top right corner of firefox search bar. I was hoping that I can select the logo and search my queries but as soon as I clicked the logo I was redirected to codex’s main page. I’m not sure whether it’s originally intended that way or just broken.


19. Zemata


Zemata pulls images ( From – Getty, Flickr, Wikipedia), links ( From – Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, CrunchBase, Google Maps, Lastfm, YouTube, MusicBrainz, Snooth, Wikinvest, Answers, Biography, History ), articles ( From – Major news sources like BBC and CNN and over 300,000 blogs) and tags while you write. It allows you to enrich your own content and link to other media with as little effort as possible — a single click.

After installation you get couple of Meta Boxes on your post editing page. They are – Content recommendation, Media gallery (You need to register avail this service), Related articles, Tags. You also get an “In text-links” at the end of post writing textarea.


20. WordPress Toolbar


Forked from Tommy’s WordPress Admin Toolbar, WordPress Toolbar is a simple tool that provides you an easy to use toolbar for administration of your WordPress Blog. Using jQuery, it appends the default WordPress admin menu to whatever page you’re currently on and styles it with CSS, fixing it to the top right corner. Assuming you’re on a site that’s running WordPress (and it’s installed in the domain’s root), you now have instant access to the entire administrative back end (sans any pages from custom plugins, etc) from the front end.

If you manage and browse through five to ten or even more WordPress sites for your clients on a regular basis. This would be a must have add-on for you. It can cut back few clicks by bringing WordPress Dashboard directly into your browser.



While you’re at it, you can look into some Firefox WordPress Themes to revamp your browser.


Summing up

I hope this list will help you improve your WordPress workflow on Firefox, also will make your WordPress firefox addons collection bigger. What are the add-ons you use ? Do you have any other favorite WordPress Firefox addons ? Let people know about it in the comments


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