What is this thing, anyway?

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.

Think of Jarvis as a content management launch bar. 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.

Starting Jarvis Searching with Jarvis


Answer my question!

How do I access Jarvis

Hit the / 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 /.


What's the latest?

1.0.6 latest

  • Hotfix for missing svn change


  • Update build dependencies
  • Add permission_callback on rest api routes for 5.5 update
  • Add capability checks to instant actions


  • fix the autoloader to support web roots with underscore characters
  • update npm packages and add core-js as a dev dependency


  • exclude hidden taxonomies from the search results and implement a new jarvis/taxonomies filter the list of taxonomies to be included in the search


  • Send attachment suggestions to the ‘Edit more details’ page instead of the grid view as wp.media-grid throws an error if the item is not already loaded in the grid


  • Fix an installation issue some users were reporting


  • Rewrite most of Jarvis
  • User search
  • Mobile compatibility
  • Add Instant Actions that can be selected that are not in the admin menu
  • Nonce security for searches
  • Theme support!
  • Improved icon detection methods such as dashicons with custom fonts
  • Hi-DPI loading icon
  • Drop support for IE < 11
  • New gulp build pipeline
  • Remove Hogan in favor of underscore templates


  • Add post type check to search query to only query post types shown in wp-admin


  • Refactored to use the latest Twitter Typeahead


  • Code maintenance
  • Ability to search by post_id
  • add user setting for invoking jarvis


  • 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.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 3.8+.
  • IE8 fix.
  • Minification.
  • Compatibility with dashicons.


  • Official initial release.


  • Internal release for testing.

About WDG

Who are these crazy guys?

Web Development Group is an agency in Alexandria, VA that specializes in User Experience, Web Design and Web Development. Since we typically use WordPress and Drupal for our projects, we decided we need to start giving back to those communities in bigger ways. Enter Jarvis! The first of many helpful tools and plugins designed to fill a need we see in the WordPress administration section.

If you like what you see get in touch!