A Simple Backend

Description

A Simple Backend can bring order to a chaotic WordPress admin by putting a minimalist interface in place whilst always keeping the full power of WordPress within easy reach.

Evans Press and Johnathan Evans saw the need to make the WordPress administration section easier to use but without limiting the actual administrator of the website. A Simple Backend is meant to fulfill this need.

A Simple Backend will make several enhancements to the WordPress CMS such as a minimalist interface throughout, subtle responsive design changes for improved mobile use and much more. This isn’t your ordinary admin cleanup plugin. A Simple Backend was built with the deliverables of designers in mind but from the usage perspective of the client.

It is this simple. Build your website, install the plugin and then build A Simple Backend by activating and editing the simple menu. Now your user has an easy to use administration section but advanced features are always within reach via the WordPress (W) button contained within the “A Simple Backend” menu.

PLEASE NOTE THIS PLUGIN IS UNDER HEAVY DEVELOPMENT!!! WE HAVE RECEIVED MORE DOWNLOADS THAN WE ANTICIPATED. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON STREAMLINING THE BLOGGING AND WOOCOMMERCE INTERFACES. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Screenshots

  • Side-by-side comparison
  • A Simple Backend Menu
    1. A Simple Backend settings

Installation

  1. Upload the directory "a-simple-backend" to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Proceed to the settings via the notice at the top
  4. Start customizing your options and building your simple menu.
  5. Just login in the future and the plugin automatically sends you to simple mode.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the directory "a-simple-backend" to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Proceed to the settings via the notice at the top
  4. Start customizing your options and building your simple menu.
  5. Just login in the future and the plugin automatically sends you to simple mode.
Is this plugin compatible with WordPress Multi Site?

Yes.

Does this plugin change the post/page editor for third party plugins?

No it doesn’t change the post/page editor for plugins such as WooCommerce and others.

Do you offer a “Pro” version of this plugin?

Nope and we have no intentions thus far of releasing a professional version.

Reviews

Excellent and Needed Plugin

This will be first review left on WordPress, and in future there will be more.

This review is for the plugin A Simple Backend, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. It basically strips down the dashboard, and makes it simple to use for a client, while still using the full power of WordPress.

This is a needed plugin for web designers who have clients that’s using WordPress for the first time. It’s also a needed plugin for user and clients who fear breaking their website. I’ve personally had clients who requested not having full Admin access to their website to prevent them from clicking “the wrong thing”. The list of pages are laid out along a clean margin, and editing a page is very simplified to just editing content and a save button.

The plugin also displays helpful account information if there’s a need to contact the web host, and switching to the regular Dashboard can be done with a few easy clicks.

The designer is friendly and quickly responds to any questions about the plugin.

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Contributors & Developers

“A Simple Backend” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

1.0.4.7

  • Added Better Font Awesome support
  • Added Email settings

1.0.4.6

  • Added cache flush message

1.0.4.5

  • Added Gravity Forms dropdown shortcut in Entries
  • Added WPCycle Cache plugin support

1.0.4.4

  • Fixed WooCommerce Featured Item/Post
  • Tweaked Slideshow sortable

1.0.4.3

  • Fixed Blogging & Post conflict

1.0.4.2

  • Added Blogging features for Posts
  • Added Featured Post for Posts
  • Added Featured Item for Products
  • Moved Post Categories

1.0.4.1

  • Removed Plugin lib session manager

1.0.4.0

  • Head script fixes

1.0.3.9

  • BSK PDF Manager fixes

1.0.3.8

  • Admin bar fixes

1.0.3.7

  • Misc updates

1.0.3.6

  • Merged Cache icon

1.0.3.5

  • Added Kinsta Cache compatibility

1.0.3.4

  • Added BNE Testimonials support

1.0.3.3

  • Added WPaaS plugin support
  • Updated plugin dependency

1.0.3.2

  • Updated RSS defaults

1.0.3.1

  • Added GoDaddy plugin support
  • Added HTML5 Responsive FAQs support
  • Added Actions column to WooCommerce Product list
  • Added Copy Action to WooCommerce Product List

1.0.3.0

  • Added BSK PDF support
  • Removed shortcode column on BSK PDF
  • Unhide Add New button for BSK PDF

1.0.2.9

  • Editor hotfix

1.0.2.8

  • Added support for WYSIWYG Widgets plugin
  • Removed Tags, Featured, and Type columns on Product list
  • Updated Draft label per post type
  • Misc fixes

1.0.2.7

  • Updated Draft checkbox on editor
  • Updates link sanitize
  • Updated Plugin helper

1.0.2.6

  • Added Draft checkbox on editor
  • Added WP QUADS custom nonce workaround
  • Changed RSS title
  • Fixed RSS link descriptions
  • Misc fixes

1.0.2.5

  • Fixed Auto Draft persistent post v2

1.0.2.4

  • Fixed Auto Draft persistent post

1.0.2.3

  • Added Add Product instruction meta box
  • Added Comment and Ping statuses
  • Changed default RSS feed url
  • Fixed Add Product meta box disable collapse
  • Fixed Gravity Forms Add Form button
  • Removed Simplified product type
  • Updated Slideshow simplification

1.0.2.2

  • Added Simplified product type for WooCommerce
  • Changed default product type to Simplified
  • Disabled meta boxes collapse function
  • Fixed logout redirect URL
  • Fixed published products not visible on shop
  • Misc fixes

1.0.2.1

  • Added Page & Post simplification
  • Fixed link sanitation issue
  • Link URL Hotfix
  • Reverted WooCommerce product data changes
  • Updated WooCommerce photos meta box

1.0.2.0

  • Updated custom admin bar
  • Updated link sanitation
  • Updated post box simplified layout
  • Updated The SEO Framework simplification
  • Updated View Page/Post target value
  • Updated WooCommerce simplification
  • Media Button fixes
  • Misc fixes

1.0.1.9

  • Added The SEO Framework simplification
  • Updated user role checking
  • Misc fixes

1.0.1.8

  • Added WooCommerce simplification
  • Changed simplification tooltips

1.0.1.7

  • Added BuddyPress Login Redirect simplification

1.0.1.6

  • Added SSL asset loading fix

1.0.1.5

  • Added BulletProof Security notifications toggle
  • Added Gravity Forms Add Form button toggle
  • Added Slideshow Insert Slideshow button toggle
  • Link Home page to new tab

1.0.1.4

  • Changed reset password option default

1.0.1.3

  • Added Front-end mode warning
  • Added RSS title option
  • Added instructions quotes compatibility
  • Fixed front-end toplinks link

1.0.1.2

  • Added password request toggle
  • Updated page/media check

1.0.1.1

  • Export code changes
  • Upload code fixes

1.0.1.0

  • Tooltip fixes

1.0.0.9

  • Changed Create Gallery setting
  • Changed Featured Image setting
  • Changed Set Featured Image text
  • Downscale admin menu question icon
  • Fixed Page title matching
  • Reposition menu tooltip

1.0.0.8

  • Increase Advance mode idle duration

1.0.0.7

  • Added media button exclusion

1.0.0.6

  • Added admin bar display delay
  • Fixed tooltip dependency
  • Fixed tooltip interaction
  • Updated CSS

1.0.0.5

  • Changed plugin description
  • Updated plugin role scope
  • Updated simple mode CSS

1.0.0.4

  • Added capabilities check exceptions

1.0.0.3

  • CSS adjustments
  • Roles capability check fix

1.0.0.2

  • Frontend bug fixes

1.0.0.1

  • Bug fixes

1.0.0.0

  • Stable Release