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Custom admin panel based on user roles (2 posts)

  1. wesww
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I solved my own problem which might be useful for others. Building on hacks like this (10-wordpress-dashboard-hacks) I needed to customize the admin panel. However, I needed to be able to have different admin panels based on user roles (without using any deprecated code). Here is my solution!

    I added this to my functions.php in my theme:

    // Want to pare down your admin panel for authors?
    // Using these functions we make this possible!
    //this customization is basically for authors
    //START CUSTOM ADMIN PANEL CODE:
    //First we remove some widgets
    function adminpanel_based_on_role()
    {
    	if (current_user_can('publish_posts') && !current_user_can('install_plugins')){
    		global$wp_meta_boxes;
      		unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_plugins']);
      		unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_recent_comments']);
      		unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_primary']);
      		unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_incoming_links']);
      		unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['normal']['core']['dashboard_right_now']);
      		unset($wp_meta_boxes['dashboard']['side']['core']['dashboard_secondary']);
    	}
    }
    add_action( 'wp_dashboard_setup', 'adminpanel_based_on_role' );
    //Next we remove menu items
    function remove_menu_items() {
    	if (current_user_can('publish_posts') && !current_user_can('install_plugins')){
    		global $menu;
    			$restricted = array(__('Links'), __('Comments'), __('Media'),
    			__('Plugins'), __('Tools'), __('Users'));
    			end ($menu);
    		while (prev($menu)){
    			$value = explode(' ',$menu[key($menu)][0]);
    			if(in_array($value[0] != NULL?$value[0]:"" , $restricted)){
    			unset($menu[key($menu)]);}
    		}
    	}
    }
    add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_menu_items');
    //END CUSTOM ADMIN PANEL CODE
  2. murtazakhussain
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Your code is not working.

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