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customization for the backend (better ids and classes for a start)

  1. Tobias Jordans
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    I really wish the backend could be styled more easily!
    For a start: Why are there no id- and class-names for css-styling in the top-menu?
    It would be so much easier so work with!

    But lets not stop there: the file that creates the menu needs some hooks or actions so that it can be changed more easily. (Even though there came out a plugin for that the last days.)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. Tobias Jordans
    Member

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    An addition since I cannot edit my post anymore:
    Inside the admin-corefiles like post.php there is a variable that tell the admin-menu which item should be highlighted.
    Such hard-coded programming makes is impossible to change the menu without editing the core-files.
    Somethink I really hate to do...
    So please find a better way to create this menu an its "current menu-item"-highlighting...

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. notthatugly
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    In general the backend could use some tidying up. OK, so I haven't looked at 2.1 yet; but in 2.0 some of the post page fields had ids, some didn't, and it all seemed a bit haphazard.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. amessinger
    Member

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    For me, this is one of those low-priority things that would be "nice to have." Full themeability of the back-end would also quell the outcry for implementing the Shuttle admin overhaul in full. If it were possible to theme the admin without hacking core files, someone would surely cook up a Shuttle theme sooner or later.

    Ideally, the implementation of this idea would:

    • Offer markup hooks for CSS styles and unobtrusive JavaScript
    • Offer API hooks for installing, removing, and activating / deactivating admin themes
    • Offer an interface for end users (i.e. non-geeks) to add / remove / update admin themes

    Of course, doing all that might be as much work as implementing Shuttle.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. Mark
    Member

    12345

    Yeah! Agree, especially with Tobias' second post (glad I searched first, was considering adding a new idea precisely about that point).

    Amessinger, I disagree that this is low-priority. Now that a significant (and growing) portion of the userbase uses WP as a CMS, it becomes important to have a more flexible and customizable admin interface. It should be possible, for example, to make 'Pages' the default (sub)tab under "Write" or "Manage".

    Currently, you can only do that by editing at least seven different files to keep the menu highlighting intact and the submenu from falling apart. "Code is poetry" they say (hell, I was so fond of that slogan that I made it my username here), but that doesn't hold for the ugly way the admin navigation is coded.

    Top-priority!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. ttech5593
    Member

    Yeah, I'd also like to see the old Link Categorys manage all from the admin area stuff back. :)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. ttech5593
    Member

    Yeah, I'd also like to see the old Link Categorys manage all from the admin area stuff back. :)

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. Jeff Chandler
    Member

    considering the WordPress back-end has gone through two major overhauls between 2.5 and 2.7, I'm not sure if this idea still has merit. The backend can be themes via CSS and there are a few specific admin themes available.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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