There is no doubt that their combination of WordPress themes and WordPress plugins gives users a variety of options, but does not give its users nearly as much functionality. That is where Greasemonkey steps in, allowing users to control WordPress’ behavior locally within your web browser.Below you will find a list of what I consider to be the best and most useful WordPress Greasemonkey scripts. Most are for users, but some work for both. In order to use them, you will first need to install the Greasemonkey Extension in your Firefox Web Browser.

WordPress Greasemonkey Scripts

  • Akismet Auntie Spam – This script re-skins the Akismet spambox page for WordPress admins. Download all spam at once, compress spam to make it more scanable and completely compresses obvious spam. Turns checking spam into a 10 minute per week activity.
  • Find Images That Are Wide – This script scans your blog for images that are to big in Firefox, IE6, and IE7. Great for checking IE6 image compatibility and for blogs using fixed width templates.
  • Add Technorati Tags – This is not for the self-hosted version of WordPress, but it is to good not to list! This script adds a Tag button to allow users to easily add Technorati Tags to their posts.
  • Stats Pages – Adds the missing stats links to the edit pages admin panel.
  • WordPress Category Resizer – Ideal for people with 25+ categories on their blog. This script moves the category checkbox list from the right sidebar to underneath the edit post windows and makes it three columns wide instead of one column wide. Works with any version of WordPress or WordPress Multi-User (including
  • WordPress Comment Ninja – Respond to comments directly by post and/or email from inside your WordPress dashboard.
  • Yahoo Pipe Cleaner – Removes most of the HTML markup from Yahoo Pipe run output so that it can be cut-and-pasted into WordPress blogs.

Unfortunately, this list is a little shorter than most of my Greasemonkey lists due to the lack of scripts available. If you know of some really useful ones I missed, please let me know in the comments below!

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

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