Admin and Site Enhancements

Description

Admin and Site Enhancements helps you to easily enhance various admin workflows and site aspects while replacing multiple plugins doing it.

Content Management

  • Enable Page and Post Duplication. Enable one-click duplication of pages, posts and custom posts. The corresponding taxonomy terms and post meta will also be duplicated.
  • Enable Media Replacement. Easily replace any type of media file with a new one while retaining the existing media ID, publish date and file name. So, no existing links will break.
  • Enable SVG Upload. Allow some or all user roles to upload SVG files, which will then be sanitized to keep things secure.
  • Enhance List Tables. Improve the usefulness of listing pages of various post types by adding / removing columns and elements.
    • Show the featured image column: in the list tables for pages and post types that support featured images.
    • Show the excerpt column: in the list tables for pages and post types that support excerpt.
    • Show the ID column: in the list tables for pages, all post types, all taxonomies, media, users and comments.
    • Remove the comments column: in in the list tables for pages, post types that support comments, and alse media/attachments.
    • Remove the post tags column: in the list table for posts.
    • Show custom taxonomy dropdown filter(s): on the list tables of all post types for taxonomies that are hierarchical like post categories.

Admin Interface

  • Hide Admin Notices. Clean up admin pages by moving notices into a separate panel easily accessible via the admin bar.
  • View Admin as Role. View admin pages and the site (logged-in) as one of the non-administrator user roles.
  • Admin Menu Organizer. Customize the order of the admin menu and optionally hide some items.
  • Clean Up Admin Bar. Remove various elements from the admin bar.
    • Remove WordPress logo/menu
    • Remove customize menu/link
    • Remove updates counter/link
    • Remove comments counter/link
    • Remove new content menu
    • Remove ‘Howdy’ text
  • Hide Admin Bar. Hide it on the front end for all or some user roles.

Disable Components

  • Disable Gutenberg. Disable the Gutenberg block editor for some or all applicable post types. Optionally disable frontend block styles / CSS files for the selected post types.
  • Disable Comments. Disable comments for some or all public post types. When disabled, existing comments will also be hidden on the frontend.

Security

  • Change Login URL. Improve site security by using a custom login URL, e.g. www.example.com/backend
  • Limit Login Attempts. Prevent brute force attacks by limiting the number of failed login attempts allowed per IP address.
  • Obfuscate Author Slugs. Obfuscate publicly exposed author page URLs that shows the user slugs / usernames, e.g. sitename.com/author/username1/ into sitename.com/author/a6r5b8ytu9gp34bv/, and output 404 errors for the original URLs. Also obfuscates in /wp-json/wp/v2/users/ REST API endpoint.
  • Disable XML-RPC. Protect your site from brute force, DOS and DDOS attacks via XML-RPC. Also disables trackbacks and pingbacks.

Utilities

  • Enable Custom Admin CSS. Add custom CSS on all admin pages for all user roles.
  • Enable Custom Frontend CSS. Add custom CSS on all frontend pages for all user roles.
  • Redirect After Login / Logout. Set custom redirect URL for all or some user roles after login / logout.
  • Redirect 404 to Homepage. Perform 301 (permanent) redirect to the homepage for all 404 (not found) pages.

Admin and Site Enhancements will include more enhancements, tweaks and useful features in future versions. Please give feedback on must-have plugins or code snippets you enable on sites that you manage, and the functionalities will be considered for inclusion as well.

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Screenshots

  • Content Management
  • Admin Interface
  • Disable Components
  • Security
  • Utilities

FAQ

Why build this plugin?

Hoping that this is useful in reducing the number of plugins we install the first time we set up a site.

Reviews

November 18, 2022 3 replies
This plugin has helped us eliminate two other plugins so far
November 7, 2022 3 replies
Any plugin that removes a few others with just one, always gets my tick - especially when it offers some extra customisation for Web Designers working with Clients. Bear in mind that you should set the Media Library to List View and then use the Edit and Replace function. Well done.
November 7, 2022 1 reply
As the author states, this plugin allows you to install and maintain one plugin instead of a host of smaller ones. My tests were all successful and I was happy to simplify my maintenance with fewer plugins. Some suggestions: 1. When replacing media, a side-by-side comparison is helpful showing the new image, size, etc... It might also help to remind users that the image filename and date are not changing, so no links will break (other media replace plugins give you the opportunity to change the filename/date etc, but I prefer your defaults. The extra text would be reassuring though). 2. Would be great to add these hidden nav items since you already are modifying the admin menus: wordpress.org/plugins/missing-menu-items 3. Is there a way to exit out of the view site as and return to admin? I kinda refreshed a bit until is just returned to normal.
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Contributors & Developers

“Admin and Site Enhancements” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.8.0 (2022.11.28)

  • [ADDED] Disable Components >> Disable Gutenberg: Disable the Gutenberg block editor for some or all applicable post types. Optionally disable frontend block styles / CSS files for the selected post types.

2.7.0 (2022.11.27)

  • [ADDED] Disable Components >> Disable Comments: Disable comments for some or all public post types. When disabled, existing comments will also be hidden on the frontend.
  • [CHANGED] Security >> Limit Login Attempts: Improved styling of empty datatable, i.e. when there is no failed login attempts logged.
  • [CHANGED] Settings tab position is now saved to browser cookie, so it persists upon saving changes or revisiting it from elsewhere in wp-admin.
  • [CHANGED] Some code refactoring to make logical separation and categorization of features clearer. CodeMirror and DataTables assets loading are also moved

2.6.0 (2022.11.19)

  • [ADDED] Content Management >> Enable SVG Upload: Allow some or all user roles to upload SVG files, which will then be sanitized to keep things secure.

2.5.0 (2022.11.18)

  • [ADDED] Security >> Limit Login Attempts: Prevent brute force attacks by limiting the number of failed login attempts allowed per IP address.
  • [CHANGED] Security >> Custom Login URL feature has been made compatible with Limit Login Attempts feature.
  • [CHANGED] Security >> Change Login URL now works with the interim login modal window, the one that pops up when user is logged out in the background.
  • [CHANGED] Security >> Change Login URL adds another process to ensure user is redirected to the dashboard after successful login. It was redirecting to the /not_found/ (404) page in rare occasions as reported by @vdrover.
  • [CHANGED] Utilities >> Redirect After Login will correctly override default login redirection by Change Login URL.
  • [CHANGED] Improve code comments throughout.

2.4.0 (2022.11.10)

  • [ADDED] Utilities >> Enable Custom Frontend CSS: Add custom CSS on all frontend pages for all user roles.

2.3.0 (2022.11.09)

  • [ADDED] Utilities >> Enable Custom Admin CSS: Add custom CSS on all admin pages for all user roles.

2.2.0 (2022.11.09)

  • [ADDED] Security >> Disable XML-RPC: Protect your site from brute force, DOS and DDOS attacks via XML-RPC. Also disables trackbacks and pingbacks.
  • [ADDED] Expand/collapse toggle for feature settings that takes up longer vertical space, e.g. Admin Menu Customizer.
  • [CHANGED] Refactor code around plugin settings page. Now uses separate classes for sections and fields registration, for sanitization of field values and for rendering the fields on the admin page.

2.1.0 (2022.11.08)

  • [ADDED] Security >> Obfuscate Author Slugs: Obfuscate publicly exposed author page URLs that shows the user slugs / usernames, e.g. sitename.com/author/username1/ into sitename.com/author/a6r5b8ytu9gp34bv/, and output 404 errors for the original URLs. Also obfuscates in /wp-json/wp/v2/users/ REST API endpoint. Props to pull request from Wahyu Arief @wahyuief and functions from Smart User Slug Hider
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2.0.0 (2022.11.06)

  • [ADDED] Admin Interface >> Admin Menu Organizer: Customize the order of the admin menu and optionally hide some items.

1.9.0 (2022.11.03)

  • [ADDED] Admin Interface >> Hide or Modify Elements: Easily simplify or customize various admin UI elements, starting with the admin bar.
  • [CHANGED] Content Management >> Enhance List Tables: this combines previously separate features related to list tables for various post types.

1.8.0 (2022.11.03)

  • [ADDED] Admin Interface >> View Admin as Role: View admin pages and the site (logged-in) as one of the non-administrator user roles.

1.7.0 (2022.10.31)

  • [ADDED] Utilities >> Redirect 404 to Homepage: Perform 301 (permanent) redirect to the homepage for all 404 (not found) pages.

1.6.0 (2022.10.31)

  • [ADDED] Utilities >> Redirect After Logout: Set custom redirect URL for all or some user roles after logout.

1.5.0 (2022.10.30)

  • [ADDED] Utilities >> Redirect After Login: Set custom redirect URL for all or some user roles after login.

1.4.0 (2022.10.30)

  • [ADDED] Security >> Change Login URL: allow for setting a custom login URL to improve site security.

1.3.0 (2022.10.29)

  • [ADDED] Admin Interface >> Hide Admin Bar: Hide it on the front end for all or some user roles.

1.2.0 (2022.10.28)

  • [ADDED] Admin Interface >> Hide Admin Notices: Clean up admin pages by moving notices into a separate panel easily accessible via the admin bar.

1.1.0 (2022.10.22)

  • [ADDED] Content Management >> Enable Media Replacement: Enable easy replacement of any type of media file with a new one while retaining the existing media ID and file name.

1.0.0 (2022.10.17)

  • Initial stable release.