This blog runs on WordPress, which has been a great solution for my needs. But as the developer of MarsEdit, you might guess I get the opportunity to see a whole heckuva lot of other systems, and sometimes find myself envious of their advantages, big and small.
By default, WordPress requires that you either memorize the admin page URL, or list an ugly “Login” link i the blog’s template. I never liked the idea of having a login link for a site that only I should ever be logging in to, so for years I have omitted the login link from my site.
This means that when I’m reading comments or something on my site, and am not logged in, I have to do a silly dance before I respond or moderate a comment:
- Go to the URL bar in my browser.
- Change URL to /wp-admin/
- Enter the proper login credentials.
- Hit back button to get back where I was.
- Reload the page to see the comment form as a logged-in user.
This ends today. My QuickLogin Plugin for WordPress is a drop-in solution that, when activated, gives your WordPress blog the same delicious escape-key behavior that Squarespace offers. Now when I am browsing my own blog and want to log in, I just press the escape key. After I authenticate, I’m automatically returned to the reloaded page I was viewing.