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Setting a default Dashboard layout (7 posts)

  1. Timothy
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi All,

    Hoping someone can help me out here!

    I'm currently in the process of building a new website with WordPress for a client that is moving over to me.

    One thing I want to get sorted before the release is that all of the staff that will have access to the backend of WordPress, I want them to be presented with a pre laid out dashboard, with just what they need including a custom box with information about the website, links to webmail etc.
    (I have a plugin for this ('Custom Dashboard Help' - free version) but it's not great, any suggestions appreciated).

    All help very much appreciated! :)

  2. Radu Ganea
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hey there,

    You can find some info here:
    http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creative-coding/customizing-the-wordpress-admin-the-dashboard/

    and here:
    http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/customizing-wordpress-for-your-clients/

    If this is not what you need just give me a shout. I will need further details though

  3. Timothy
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hey kthemes,

    Yeah - that would seem to work and presumambly the changes would be site wide (which is what I want)?

    My only concern with doing that is when new version of WordPress are released my custom coding in the WordPress files will surely be overwritten by the new code (especially if the dashboard is updated)?

    Thanks for your help,
    Tim

  4. Radu Ganea
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    You are welcome.
    If you are implementing the changes through a plugin or through the theme then the wp core update shouldn't change anything

  5. Timothy
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hey kthemes,

    Do you know any plugins that would be suitable for that? I'm not sure which bit of the theme I should update?

    Thanks.

  6. Radu Ganea
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I dont know of a plugin for that.
    However, there are only a few lines of code that need to be pasted inside the theme functions.php
    The tutorials I have sent you are pretty detailed

  7. Timothy
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi kthemes,

    Just been trying that now, apologies missed the bit about the functions.php!

    The first tutorial that you have sent is a whole PHP file which is great, if you wanted to replicate that would you have to copy and paste all of the file or can you 'call' another PHP file in the functions.php, e.g. <?php include 'header.php'; ?>? (my PHP knowledge isn't great!)

    Thanks.

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