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Retro-Dashboard Admin Theme

This plugin implements an admin theme which results in the Dashboard looking similar (but not exactly) to how it looked prior to the 2.5 release.

Why did you do this?

Because I prefer the appearance of the Dashboard in the pre-2.5 WordPress release and I like to see some whitespace and subtle borders on web pages.

Can I change the colors you chose?

Absolutely - they are all in the supplied CSS file.

Can to change this plugin so it can be configured from the Dashboard?

Not right now but it is something I'd like to do. I am not sure when I'll get to it though. This effort resulted from a project I am working on which exposed the End User to the dashboard extensively and the new 2.5 Dashboard wasn't a good fit (look nor usage) with the plugin I am working on.

What plugin in that?

wp-swimteam - a WordPress plugin which extends WordPress to allow it to be used to manage a Youth Swim Team. You can find more information on wp-swimteam can be found at on the plugin home page. An answer to that question.

Do you want some help?

Sure - I make no claims to be a CSS expert by any means. There are lots of people who are much smarter than I and if you know CSS and want to help, let me know. There are a couple things I'd love to figure out how to do but don't have the CSS expertise nor the time to gain it right now.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.5.1
Last Updated: 2008-5-6
Downloads: 2,603

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