This plugin is no longer maintained. The developer recommends using Palette instead.


What is Visor?

Visor is a simple admin overlay to get to the relevant areas of the Craft CMS control panel from the front-end of your site.

Visor Demo


Visor screengrab


This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.0.0-beta.23 or later.


To install the plugin, follow these instructions.

  1. Open your terminal and go to your Craft project:

     cd /path/to/project
  2. Then tell Composer to load the plugin:

     composer require trendyminds/visor
  3. In the Control Panel, go to Settings → Plugins and click the “Install” button for Visor.

  4. Add {% hook "visor" %} to your template to add Visor to that page. It's recommended to add this code to your main _layout.html file

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can activate Visor by clicking the gear icon or using the following keyboard shortcuts:

`Toggles Visor open or close
ESCCloses Visor (if open)

Customizing Visor

Overriding styles

Visor has a class of Visor--override on the outer <section> element. To change any of the default styles, simply start your styles with .Visor.Visor--override. This will make your styles more specific without resorting to !important madness.

Overriding icons

Visor also uses inline SVGs for all graphics. This:

  • Reduces HTTP requests
  • Looks crisp at any pixel density
  • Allows you to re-style the icons using fill in your CSS

Overriding background

If you'd prefer to replace purple with a different color you can change this by targeting .Visor--override .Visor__modal.

Browser compatibility

This has been tested on Chrome, Firefox and Safari, but drop in an Issue if you notice any strangeness.


We welcome anyone and everyone who would like to improve Visor to fork it and send in pull requests. To start developing Visor:

0. Ensure you have Node version 10.x running on your machine

  1. Clone the repo to your computer
  2. Run npm i
  3. Run npm start to compile the CSS and JS into the main src/resources/ directory

Visor Changelog

View the JSON changelog

Installation Instructions

To install this plugin, copy the command above to your terminal.

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Last release
July 28, 2020
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