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Custom Admin UI – WordPress Custom Admin UI or Custom Admin Theme

This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Custom Admin UI – WordPress Custom Admin UI or Custom Admin Theme


WordPress is a very powerful CMS. It has huge ecosystem (plugins, themes, community). Can be used for almost any kind of website / application.

But the default admin area’s UI / theme looks old. It can be improved. You might want to use this custom admin ui plugin to provide smoother and more beautiful UI for your WordPress admin area or dashboard.


  • Dashboard
  • Plugins
  • Pages
  • Core Updates
  • General Settings


Installing Through the WordPress Administrative Area:

  • From WordPress administrative area, go to Plugins -> Add New
  • Search for wordpress admin ui
  • Select this plugin, and install it
  • and then activate it

Installing by Downloading Manually:

  • Download the plugin from WordPress plugins page
  • Run composer install
  • Upload to your wp-content directory
  • Activate it from Plugins menu in admin area


Why is this plugin feature very minimal?

In early release, this plugin is a minimum viable product. I plan to add more and more features.

Do you have GitHub repository for this plugin?

You can visit the GitHub repository here

I use this plugin on my projects. I want this plugin to keep alive and maintained, how can i help?

You can help this plugin stay alive and maintained by giving 5 Stars Rating/ Review or donating me via:


March 11, 2024
Thank you for this plugin that makes the admin dashboard easy on the eyes. So far so good, works with WP Version 6.4.3. Instantly makes the admin dashboard feel more current, no complicated settings, just install and activate.
July 13, 2021
Although the changes it introduces are subtle, Custom Admin UI brings an air of subdued elegance and order to the WordPress dashboard. I have installed in on all of my websites and plan to deploy it in all future projects for 3rd parties I will be working on. For everybody who seeks to improve the looks of the WordPress dashboard, or simply wants a small change after spending many hundreds or thousands of hours in the WP back-end, Custom Admin UI comes with my strong recommendations, especially when paired with Admin Color Schemes or a similar tool to add more varied color combinations to the dashboard UI. Kudos to the developers!
December 15, 2020
Though the features are still minimal at this time, but it works good! This plugin makes my admin area less-boring. It looks clean and more beautiful. Now almost on every new WordPress install, I install this plugin. Even I also installed to old/ existing WordPress installs 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Custom Admin UI – WordPress Custom Admin UI or Custom Admin Theme” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Add Woocommerce support.


  • Change some README to make it easier for people to search for this plugin.


  • Minimum viable product.