WordPress School: Bookmarklets and User Scripts

Lorelle on WordPress

Badge - Learn WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen at WordPress School.In the last tutorial in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course covering the web browser, your gateway to the web and WordPress, we covered bookmarks and how to save a web page for later access and reading. In this tutorial, we take bookmarks a little further by exploring browser bookmarklets and user scripts, small but powerful JavaScript programs to extend the functionality of your web browser on the web and with WordPress.

I highly recommend you read the previous tutorial before going forward to learn the basic terminology and functionality of bookmarks and using the bookmark bar.

Browser Bookmarklets

A bookmarklet is a JavaScript saved as a bookmarklet to your bookmark bar or in your bookmark manager. There are bookmarklets you click to activate and others that will activate automatically when you load the web page or website associated with the bookmarklet’s code.

Think of bookmarklets as mini-programs. They…

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