Magic Edit: WordPress Features & Instructions
Magic Edit for Google Chrome is guaranteed to save you time managing your WordPress blog or website thanks to its ability to quickly take you to the WordPress editor, directly from your website, to perform common tasks.
IMPORTANT: Magic Edit is only compatible with self-hosted WordPress websites. Support for free WordPress sites, or those hosted at WordPress.org, is not available.
This support article contains several sections which can be accessed quickly by clicking the appropriate link below:
- Installing Magic Edit
- Using Magic Edit with WordPress
- Other Tools and Resources
- Supported Functions
- Report a Bug or Request a Feature
Installing Magic Edit
To install Magic Edit, simply click here to visit the Google Chrome Web Store and click on Add to Chrome.
Once installed, we recommend "pinning" it to your browser bar so it's always available for quick access. To do this, simply right-click on the Magic Edit icon in Google Chrome and click on Pin to keep the Magic Edit tool available at all times in your browser bar.
Using Magic Edit with WordPress
To begin using Magic Edit, simply go to your website! Once you're there, you'll see the Magic Edit icon in your browser bar display "WP" indicating the site you're visiting is on the WordPress platform. As you browse the web, you may see the icon display "BC" for BigCommerce, "T" for Turbify, and "SHOP" for Shopify.
If you're logged out of WordPress, you will be prompted to log in the first time you interact with Magic Edit.
By interacting with the Magic Edit tool, you can perform various functions, which will be detailed throughout this help document, starting with the Jump To menu.
The Jump To menu allows you to quickly access the Posts and Pages area in WordPress.
If you're looking to add something new to your WordPress site, you'll want to use the Add menu which will take you directly to the proper page in your store's backend to create a new Post or Page.
If you're on a post or page that you want to edit, simply click on the Edit button to open the WordPress editor so you can make changes to the page right away.
Other Tools & Resources
Magic Edit also contains several useful tools and resources website owners may find useful for site management and performance testing.
The Tools menu of Magic Edit contains links to other Your Store Wizards tools or important announcements.
The Tests menu gives you quick access to run a Google Page Speed Insight test on the current page you're visiting, run a rich results test, validate schema, and more.
The Resources menu gives you quick access to platform-specific websites such as tech support.
If you need help using Magic Edit, need to report a bug, or request additional features, simply click the Help icon and you'll be taken directly to our support portal.
Supported Functions with WordPress
Magic Edit supports the following functions:
- Jump to Post
- Jump to Page
- Add new Post
- Add new Page
- Add new Order
- Edit existing Post
- Edit existing Page
Did you find an error or need additional support? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!