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Pulse Storm Launcher

The Pulse Storm Launcher is an admin launcher application, providing navigation-less access to all your admin pages and posts, including support for p

The Pulse Storm Launcher is an admin launcher application, providing navigation-less access to all your admin pages and posts, including support for products and orders in popular Wordpress e-commerce packages like WooCommerce and WP eCommerce.

Still not sure what we're about? Watch our 4 minutes introductory screencast where all is revealed.

Author Alan Storm
Contributors alanstorm
Tags admin, AJAX, navigation, plugin, posts
  1. pulse-storm-launcher screenshot 1

    The Pulse Storm Launcher, searching for WooCommerce Ninjas

  2. pulse-storm-launcher screenshot 2

    The Pulse Storm Launcher, having a boring settings screen

The Pulse Storm Launcher uses WordPress's standard installation workflow. Just navigate to Plugins -> Add New, enter "Pulse Storm" in the search field, press return, and then click the install button.

If you're more a "install from source type", we maintain a GitHub repository with the launcher source. Just drop the source in


and you'll be good to go.

Once installed

  1. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' screen in WordPress
  2. Use the Settings->Plugin Name screen to configure the plugin's keyboard shortcut
  3. Use the plugin by clicking the "Pulse Storm Launcher" link in the admin bar, or invoking the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl-M by default)


  • Fix for breaking Appearance -> Customizations


  • Modified plugin source to better match WordPress best practices


  • Initial Release
  • I bet we didn't get something right and we'll need a 1.0.1

Why would I want this?

If you, your writers, or your support staff are tired of clicking around the Wordpress admin looking for things.

Is this the same Pulse Storm Launcher available for Magento?


WordPress Programmer Note

End users programmers can use the following filter hooks to add their own menus to the immediate and ajax launcher results.

add_filter('pulsestorm_launcher_ajax_menus', function($links){
    return $links;

add_filter('pulsestorm_launcher_menus', function($links){
    return $links;

Just add items to the $links array (var_dump($links) for the current format) and your links will be available.

The launcher will perform a basic text search (via in page javascript) for items in the immediate array (the pulsestorm_launcher_menus hook). Programmers should use the immediate results sparingly, as they're loaded into memory on every page load.

In the ajax results (the pulsestorm_launcher_ajax_menus hook), programmers should use the terms request variable to perform a search for their information, and only return links that are relevant.

See pulsestorm_launcher.php for more usage tips/hints. The launcher plugin code uses these hooks internally.

Version 1.0

Requires WordPress version: 4.5.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 14 Dec 2016

Date Added: 16 Aug 2016

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