11 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 the decline but still for many people Firefox was and still is the go-to browser.

A few weeks back we posted 15 Free and useful Google Chrome extensions For WordPress, This week we want to showcase all the useful WordPress Firefox add-ons. Firefox may have less browsing market share but still, it offers a 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 Toolbar


Forked from Tommy’s WordPress Admin Toolbar, WordPress Toolbar is a simple tool that provides you an easy to use toolbar for the 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 a few clicks by bringing WordPress Dashboard directly into your browser.

   2. WP Plugins


Installs the logo of the main page of Codex, at the top right corner of the 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.

    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


It makes your WordPress codex search much easier. You get a shortcut WordPress codex search icon on the 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. GlotDict


If you live through WordPress and GlotPress this add-on will be a 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 to add that dictionary 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 a 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

   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 – the 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. wpvulndb search


Adds wpvulndb.com logo in the top search bar, You can type queries and check for related vulnerabilities right from the Firefox search bar. It 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.

   11. CMS backend Opener


If you have plenty of WordPress sites to maintain this add-on can save a few clicks for you. Upon activating it detects and opens up the CMS dashboard of the current website you are on. If a site doesn’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.


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 add-ons collection bigger. What are the add-ons you use? Do you have any other favorite WordPress Firefox add-ons? Let people know about it in the comments

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