WordPress Sidekick Plugin

Sidekick WordPress Plugin

Want the quick jist about what Sidekick is, well let me tell ya:

Sidekick is your lightsaber when battling administrative tasks in WordPress. It enhances the admin interface, making certain tasks simply less painful. Sidekick includes the following enhancements:

Post, Pages and Custom Post Types

  • Expand/Collapse child pages (with child page counts)
  • Starring your most edited pages

  • Last modified column (with sort) to quickly find your last edited pages
  • Optional ID column to quickly see post/page IDs
  • Quick find targeting search (when your looking for that FAQ page in a list of a 100 pages)

Nav Menus

  • Expand/Collapse menu items (with child counts)


  • Site Visibility warning message (helps you to not forget to enable search engine visibility on your live sites)
  • i18n language support
  • Clean uninstall

Lifetime Updates

This plugin has it own update system and you will receive lifetime automatic updates.

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What some are saying about Sidekick…



  • Fixed undefined variable issue using WP_DEBUG
  • Fixed issues with external updates (viewing plugin info)


  • Renamed plugin to avoid collisions with the wordpress plugin repository


  • fixed issue with auto updater interfering with wordpress repository plugin of the same name (unfortunately some users will require a reinstall of the plugin)


  • minor bug fix, custom post type posts were hidden in some cases (in the admin UI)


  • added expand/collapse functionality to nav menus section


  • added expand/collapse all icon links
  • added site visibility notice with ignore button (helps you to not forget to enable search engine visibility on your live sites)



  • fixed error, added array check


  • fixed starring and show/hide ajax update issue


  • added support for custom post types
  • added starring, quick find, id/modified columns to post types
  • quick find searches title, id, and author (fuzzy search)
  • added id column
  • id column is hidden by default (prevents clutter)
  • added i18n support en_US
  • added es_ES language support
  • fixed starred item count would not reduce when item was trashed
  • fixed after trashed item, undo would not return starred item
  • fixed star display issue with really long titles


  • using views/filter hook
  • other minor improvements


  • admin menu no longer is auto fixed
  • WordPress 3.2 adjustments


  • Birthday

56 responses to “WordPress Sidekick Plugin”

  1. Luke

    Great plugin, Dimas. Everything went well from checkout to install. My clients are going to be very pleased! Thanks for all your hard work in the WordPress world.

  2. Grégoire Noyelle

    Hi Dimas, you plugin looks great. Thank so much. I hope it will work with Simple Page Ordering I use a lot.

  3. Grégoire Noyelle

    Thanks a lot Dimas. I will install it tomorrow. If it is multi language ready I will send you the .pot french version. In my action I plane to start wpalchemy. We talk a lot about your great work during the last WordCamp in Paris.

  4. Grégoire Noyelle

    Ok Dimas, as soon as I see the new update I will start the translation.
    Yes WPAlchemy is very useful. Next action during the summer!

  5. Grégoire Noyelle

    DImas, I just test it this morning. Works great with Simple Page Ordering Plugin. Do you plane to add this functionnality. Last thing, It doesn’t work now with custom post type (type Page). Will you add this?

  6. Grégoire Noyelle

    Great. I will (“make sur it works well” and “where is your pain”). For how many website can I use your plugin? Is there a limit?

  7. Grégoire Noyelle

    Hi Dimas,
    I get some strange behavior with Simple Page Ordering Plugin in Custom Post Type. If you have more child page (+20), you can’t see the ajax effect of Simple Page Ordering Plugin when you drag some page. No problem for normal page. And If I desactivate Sidekick, drag and drop works fine. If you want to have a look, I create an account on the website test for you. I will send you with Google +. Let me now.
    It will really great, if you can add Drag and drop in your plugin.

  8. Christian Magill

    Great plugin, will be purchasing soon. I’d love to see “slugs” added to the search ability. Sometimes you know the start of the slug, but your not sure the ending.

  9. Grégoire Noyelle

    @Dimas. Thanks a lot. I will send you the login by Google+

  10. Andrew

    Hi Dimas, this may be a stupid question, but does sidekick work on post/custom post admin screens as well as pages? Obviously the collapsible pages wouldn’t work, but would be handy to have the sorting/starring of posts.

  11. Michelle

    Thank you Dimas this is great! I have one feature request, is it possible to have a link to “collapse all”? thanks again! 🙂

  12. Grégoire Noyelle

    @Dimas. I think, it will be really great if you add drag and drop feature :-). In any case, thanks again

  13. Sam

    Hi Dimas,

    I think I found a bug — where can I send a report? Cheers, S

  14. chrismccoy

    how can i get an update? my version doesnt have automatic updates, i bought it in august of 2011.

    version 0.4.3


  15. Michelle

    Hi Dimas, I’m in the same boat as Chris, my version is 0.4.3 and I’m not getting updated. Email addy in this comment is my PayPal address. Thanks so much! Michelle

  16. Michelle

    Never mind – it’s just not showing the update notification on my localhost version of my site. When I push it up to a live site I see the upgrade notification. Thanks! Michelle

  17. stephan

    Hi Dimas, the previous issue with custom post types (admin UI) appears to be affecting the “feedback” section for Grunion Contact Form plug-in. Not sure if it affects the plug-in bundled with Jetpack.

  18. Amaury

    This plugin there a bugtracker? I met several bugs and I never got an answer by email?

    Is there support?

  19. Shelomo Dobkin

    How can i get the latest version?

  20. Katie

    I am new to all of this but I have to say that I love the Sidekick logo dog.

  21. SuperS

    Can I use it on unlimited wp installs? Or do I need to pay per install?


    Can you disable automatic updating of the plugin? I’m a but concerned about apps/scripts/plugins automatically doing things they think they should when infact the user/owner should decide if it can check for updates and update itself etc.


  22. chris mccoy

    is 0.6.1 the latest?

  23. SuperS

    So, if I use it for client wp installs, I need to pay for each client website it is used on?


  24. frances

    Hi Dimas,

    I just got an update notice for SideKick to v0.78, which when installed links to wpuniversity.com. What’s going on?

  25. Michelle

    Hi again, looks like WPUniversity came out with another version and I’m getting “update to 1.1” notices for Sidekick. I have 0.600 installed and it was doing okay up until this latest update. I’ve tried refreshing a ton but it’s not helping. Ideas? thanks!

  26. Jon Täng


    In the new version 0.7 there is an error.

    /sidekick-by-wpalchemy/presshub_updater.php on line 43

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

  27. Stephan

    I came here to say exactly what Michelle has.

    I have v0.6.1.

  28. Michelle

    Got it, thanks Dimas!

  29. Stephan

    Found it! Thanks, Dimas!

  30. Luca

    Lots of errors with last v0.7

  31. Luca

    Ok it’s strange because before re-activating it I hade 3 more errors. I don’t remember exactly what they where. One of them I remember it complained it “could not connect with wordpress.org”

    Anyway, now, in every admin view, I’ve got this:

    Notice: Undefined variable: url in […]/wp-content/plugins/sidekick-by-wpalchemy/presshub_updater.php on line 43


    I’m using v0.7 on WP 3.8.1 – clean install

  32. Michelle

    I’m getting the same error as Luca.

  33. Frances

    Hi Dimas,

    I just noticed with the latest version of WooCommerce, Sidekick causes the Orders page to not display any orders. The page displays how many pages of orders there are, but not the orders themselves. Possibly this is to do with the collapse sub-pages function? Just thought I’d let you know.

  34. frances

    Hi Dimas, no, I’m on 0.7 and it doesn’t give me the option to update.

  35. Michelle

    Hi Dimas, On the latest version of WordPress (4.0.1) the Sidekick plugin is causing no Pages/Posts to be displayed in the control panel – the posts/pages list page shows the correct number of posts/pages at the top, but nothing displays.

    Inspecting the page I see this error: “Uncaught TypeError: undefined is not a function” in load-scripts.php . When I deactivate Sidekick I see all the posts/pages correctly again.

    Thanks for your help!

  36. Michelle

    … and sorry should have said, I am on version 0.7.2 of Sidekick. Thanks! M