Assistant – Every Day Productivity Apps


Assistant is a new way to work with WordPress. It’s an every-day productivity tool that lets you navigate your WordPress site and handle quick tasks without needing to go to the WordPress Admin area. For example, you can quickly find a page or post and update its title or slug. You can upload media and navigate to attachment pages. You can approve or reject comments. You can even run plugin and theme updates.

Note – This is an early preview release. A full 1.0 release of Assistant will be coming later this year.

Assistant is an open source project from the same team that makes Beaver Builder. It’s free and being developed in public. Try it and let us know what you think!

Assistant Features

  • Access the Assistant UI from any frontend page (post, archive, term, etc…)
  • Get a glance of your recently edited posts and new comments on the Dashboard app.
  • Quickly find posts, pages, and custom post types with the content app.
  • Upload media to WordPress media library by dropping files on the Media app.
  • The Comments app lets you quick reply, approve, mark as spam and trash comments.
  • Add custom labels to posts or pages to help organize your site while you work.

You can also try Assistant on a demo site here.


  • Home - Get a quick info about the current screen and recent posts. Quickly jump into search or other apps.

  • Content - The Content app can help you find posts and pages and quickly navigate to them.

  • Post Details - Get more details on a page or quickly change metadata like Title or Featured Image.

  • Media - Find media fast, get more details, or drop new files to upload.

  • Attachment Details - update metadata like Title and Alt Text. Navigate to attachment pages.

  • Comments - Sort through comments, reply, approve, mark as spam, and trash.

  • Updates - Keep up with Theme and Plugin updates without even going to the admin.

  • Pin the panel to whatever edge or corner of the screen you prefer for quick access.


  1. Install Assistant via the WordPress plugin directory or by uploading the files to your server at wp-content/plugins.

  2. After activating Assistant on the Plugins screen, navigate to the front end of your website.

  3. Assistant will be open. You can dismiss it using the x icon in the top right corner.

  4. A small pencil icon will appear in the bottom right corner. Clicking it will show Assistant.

  5. Use the icons across the top of the panel to navigate between the different apps.


Is Assistant Free?

Yes! All of the core Assistant features are free and will remain so.

Does Assistant require Beaver Builder to work?

No, Assistant is a standalone plugin and can be used with any WordPress installation on its own.

Does Assistant provide a public API for developers to create new apps?

Our API for creating new apps and extending the existing ones is in development and we’ll be talking more about it as we near 1.0 later this year. We’ll be sharing more details about that as we get closer to that milestone.


2. Mai 2019
Plugin is awesome. It help me save a ton of time 🙂 And easily manage daily tasks. 1000 thanks to Beaver Builder Team <3
13. März 2019
This is a brilliant idea. I have tried other productivity tools to navigate WordPress, but nothing that feels this easy and fun to use. Like all the best things it seems so obvious when you see it! This is an early release so you probably have already thought of this, but I can imagine situations where I may wish to turn it off for some users, but still want to use it myself.
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0.3.1 (2020-03-27)

  • Harden form control styles
  • Remove Assistant button from Beaver Builder toolbar (too soon!)
  • Fix updates list not loading correctly in some situations
  • Enhancement – Made publish bar more prominent
  • Fix attachment alt text field displaying title

0.3.0 (2020-03-25) !!REBIRTH!!

  • Complete ground-up rebuild
  • All new apps for working with Content, Media, Comments & Updates
  • Add custom labels to posts and pages to help you organize your site

0.2.2 (2019-04-16)

  • Fix „Show Dashboard App“ button not working
  • Edit actions on dashboard now open in same tab

0.2.1 (2019-04-15)

  • Dramatically reduce js bundle size
  • Style Hardening
  • Improve Error Handling
  • Fix date archives showing „Untitled“ in Dashboard app
  • Fix first time experience for Dashboard app
  • Fix user list for multisite admins

0.2.0 (2019-04-12)

  • Overall design iteration
  • Added ability to stub new posts, pages, categories and tags.
  • Added Update detail screen.


  • Initial Public Build