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Can I simplify the admin interface? (6 posts)

  1. Kurt8
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm setting up a WP site for a client who has limited computer skills. I want to teach her how to add, change and update content herself. Is there any way I can simplify the admin interface to the bare minimum she will need? All I really need to display are the "Manage" and "Write" tabs. Can I shut the others off?

    Thanks.

    Kurt

  2. Sridhar Katakam
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    guess you could edit wp-admin/index.php.

  3. Kurt8: you could either edit the menu (/wp-admin/menu.php) or you can edit the permissions of her account with a plugin like Role Manager. Just edit her account so she can't manage plugins, etc. and those areas will disappear for her (hopefully).

    Also edit /wp-admin/index.php to redirect to a better page. Just drop this at the top of it:

    header('Location: post.php');
    exit();

  4. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If I wanted to write a plugin to hide particular areas of Admin (The 'Links' tabs for instance)... would it be hard?

  5. 3stripe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    D'oh. Just realised that Role Manager does this already!

    Is there way to hide the post password, meta fields, and excerpts though?

  6. snowcrash
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I too am looking for a way of simplifying the write post page, and hiding post password, etc. Is there anyway of doing it without hacking the core files?

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