Back in April I spoke at WordCamp Sheffield about Creating a Better WordPress Admin for Clients. The talk was mainly about customising the dashboard to make the experience better for clients, when editing and adding content. Since then I have managed to put into practice much of what I spoke about in to a new […]
Recently I have been working extensively on projects that involve working with customising the WordPress admin area to enable a better user experience. Perhaps the most notable example is working on the Edupress project with Rachel McCollin. During the course of working with amending the WordPress admin it has become apparent to me that there […]
Very handy graphic showing the WordPress dashboard menu slugs, order numbers and names etc. Excellent for when you want to customize the menu.
Presentation from WordCamp Netherlands on customising the WordPress dashboard.
Some great customisations to the WordPress admin.
For a while now I have been using some simple code to remove the dashboard menus in WordPress, primarily so that clients can’t change certain settings and ‘break’ their sites. However the code I was using also removed those items for me too. This meant I had to memorise the admin URLs and visit them manually which is not ideal. Today I have managed to solve this problem by hiding WordPress dashboard menus for all except specified users.
A great bit of code for changing what the menu labels display as in the dashboard, such as changing ‘Posts’ to ‘News’. Great for clients that want a customised CMS.