Aquila Admin Theme

Description

A Material Design inspired customisable color scheme and re-design for WordPress Admin (v4.0 onwards). Used by Design by Mito for client websites, Aquila also cleans up the admin area from unnecessary or potentially confusing items for the end-user.

Many updates have been made to the admin area, including:

  • Admin area complete re-design.
  • Use your own logo instead of the WordPress logo in the admin area and login screen.
  • Customisable color scheme with color picker.
  • Roboto typeface to match Material Design guidelines.
  • “Posts” renamed to “Blog” (can be changed back in Aquila Settings).
  • Dashboard metaboxes removed and cleaned up.
  • User “Profile” area cleaned up and simplified.
  • New custom icon pack.
  • Current user role added as an admin body class.
  • Removed “How are you..” from the top-right corner.
  • Re-designed login screen.
  • Admin bar de-cluttered.
  • New dashboard widgets.
  • WordPress and plugins support links on dashboard.
  • “Update” notifications hidden from Editors.
  • “Post Format” removed from posts.
  • Multisite support.
  • View server information directly on the dashboard.
  • Media Library support for clear PNG images.
  • Aquila Settings page to control most of these options.

Screenshots

  • Aquila CMS login page (Red).
  • Edit page (Blue).
  • Aquila Settings for the custom logo (White/Blue).
  • Colour Scheme settings with custom logo (Red).
  • Dashboard (Red).
  • Folded admin menu (Default Colors).
  • View pages (Black/Pink).

Installation

Via FTP

  1. Upload aquila-admin-theme to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Aquila Admin Theme through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Settings > Aquila Settings if you wish.

Via WordPress Admin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Aquila Admin Theme and click Install.
  3. Click Activate once installation is complete.
  4. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Settings > Aquila Settings if you wish.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Via FTP

  1. Upload aquila-admin-theme to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate Aquila Admin Theme through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Settings > Aquila Settings if you wish.

Via WordPress Admin

  1. Go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for Aquila Admin Theme and click Install.
  3. Click Activate once installation is complete.
  4. That’s it! The default settings are applied automatically, and you can hide other pages in the options page at Settings > Aquila Settings if you wish.
Do I need to configure this plugin or change any settings?

No. All settings are applied automatically once the plugin is activated, but there is now an “Aquila Settings” page to refine these options if you wish to do so.

Can I change the Aquila “eagle” logo to my own company’s logo?

Yes. Go to Settings > Aquila Settings to upload a new logo image. PNGs with a clear background and white foreground work best.

Can I change the colors to my own website’s style?

Yes. Go to Settings > Aquila Settings and click the Color Scheme tab. Here you can choose new colors for the admin area.

Does this plugin make any changes to the website’s front-end?

No. It only changes the admin area, the login page and the admin bar for logged-in users.

Reviews

Outstandingly refreshing!!

I hardly make reviews but this is a great theme. Made the Admin dashboard page look elegant, refreshing, elegant, user-friendly and very attractive.

Thank you!!

Super-SUPER-SuPeR!!!

Guys, this is a masterpiece! Redesign of this plugin is really great! I want to use it more and more! If you can implement to change active yellow color for custom user color it woluld be awesome! Thanks guys! You are masters )

Really cool

Really cool plugin. Solves so many little, annoying issues. Thanks!!

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Contributors & Developers

“Aquila Admin Theme” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

2.2.1 – 29/09/2017

  • Fixed readme file.

2.2 – 29/09/2017

  • Added customisable color scheme with a color-picker in the admin area.
  • Material Design color picker.
  • Create a new tabbed options page.
  • New icons for WooCommerce product types in the admin area.
  • Added “Analytify” and “Always Show Hooks” plugins to the list of removed adminbar links.
  • Added an option to remove the footer credit link.
  • Added an option to show WP upgrade notices.
  • Fixed bug with renaming “posts” to “blog” when user has specific custom user role.
  • LessPHP used to convert selected colours to CSS variables.
  • Fixed margin of metaboxes in “WP Optimize” plugin.
  • Fixed layout bug with the login CAPTCHA in “All-in-one Security” plugin.
  • Created a list of Material Design Color Palette colors as PHP variables for use throughout plugin.
  • Plugin set up for translation.
  • Minor bug fixes.

2.2 – 29/09/2017

  • Same as v2.2 (re-committed).

2.0.3 – 17/07/2017

  • Fixed conflict with WP All Import plugin when custom logo is used.

2.0.2 – 14/06/2017

  • Fixed custom logo alignment in FireFox.

2.0.1 – 14/06/2017

  • Fixed “Headers already sent” error.

2.0 – 14/06/2017

  • Ability to use your own logo images instead of the WordPress or Aquila logos.
  • CSS re-written using LESS. Complete re-design.
  • 35 new custom SVG icons added.
  • Tweaked color scheme to Google’s Material Design spec.
  • “Dashboard” no longer renamed.
  • Dashboard icon back to standard dashicons.
  • Added body classes “aquila”, “aquilaFront” and “aquilaAdmin” to help with CSS targeting.
  • “Aquila Support” metabox removed.
  • Links removed under admin bar WP-Logo, and Aquila/WordPress support links added.
  • Typeface changes – now “Roboto” to match Material Design style.
  • Plugin support added for 103 popular plugins.
  • “Contextual Help” and “Screen Options” links removed from title area. Added smaller icon links in the admin bar for these.
  • Current admin page title added to Admin Bar.
  • Admin Bar de-cluttered.
  • New admin menu icons.
  • Plugin support widget now links to settings page to change view capabilities.
  • Footer text width issue fixed.
  • WooCommerce Status metabox fixed.
  • Added server stats to Dashboard metabox (server IP address, PHP version, server memory usage and memory limit etc.).
  • Clear PNG images given a grey background for easier visibility in the Media Library.
  • Added option to leave “Posts” post type as it is, or rename it to “Blog”.
  • Dashicons in Admin Bar fixed when all links are displayed.

1.0 – 27/06/2016

  • Aquila Settings page to control various functions.
  • Multisite support for “Plugins Support” widget.
  • Admin menu icons added for various plugins.
  • Many plugin links removed from admin bar to keep it clean.
  • Tested with over 100 popular plugins for conflicts.

0.95 – 20/06/2016

  • Fixed issue with wp-logo in top-left of admin area.

0.94 – 20/06/2016

  • Temporarily removed “plugin support” metabox due to issue on MultiSite installations.

0.93 – 20/06/2016

  • New login screen.
  • CSS (LESS) reformatted.
  • Added more CSS cross-browser support.
  • Fixed-position background logo.
  • Functions organised and separated.
  • Support links for all installed plugins now available to admins on dashboard.
  • “Welcome” widget removed.
  • Theme info in dashboard metabox.

0.92 – 15/06/2016

  • ReadMe file updated.
  • Asset images added.

0.91 – 10/06/2016

  • Beta release.