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Slash Admin

Dozens of settings aiming at creating a friendlier administration environment for both Administrators and Editors.

Slash Admin gathers some common functions that you probably need in most of your websites. The plugin lets you change various different options in a WordPress website, keeps them active even if you switch your theme and helps you create a friendlier Admin Panel for you and your editors.



  • Show EU Cookie Law consent message (check screenshots about available options)
  • Add a "Loading" animation which hides itself when the page is fully loaded
  • Unload default WordPress Open Sans font
  • Enqueue your own Google Web Fonts
  • Display a warning for users of old versions of Internet Explorer (IE8 or older). Yes, sadly there are still people who use Internet Explorer 8...


  • Insert Google Analytics tracking code (so as you don't have to remember re-entering it in case you switch themes in the future)
  • Limit the number of revisions that WordPress keeps for each post (keeps the database cleaner)
  • Prevent Post Updates and Deletion After a Set Period. Useful if you have many editors or in cases where an editor's account is compromized, adding spam code to the posts (by disallowing editing of older posts you limit the damage)
  • Maintenance mode. If checked, non-Admins will not be able to acess the WordPress backend and they will see a customizable message instead. Useful if you want to perform some maintenance work to your website and you don't want your Editors to add or modify the content before you finish. Admins are not affected and they can always login as usual.

Login screen

  • Add your custom logo at the WordPress log-in screen
  • Make the login screen logo (custom or default) linking to your website's homepage instead of wordpress.org
  • After login, redirect users at the homepage instead of their profile page
  • Disable the Admin Bar for all users except Administrators. Applies only to the front-end. It's useful if you want your site to be visible only to logged-in users (e.g. during developement phase), but you don't want them to access the dashboard or get confused with the admin bar
  • Add your custom CSS to the login screen to completely change its appearance


  • Hide unnecessary options from the Admin menu for non admins (so editors won't get overwhelmed with options that have no meaning for the current website)
  • Allow editors to manage Menus and Widgets and access some other appearance settings previously acessible only to admins (for example, you might want to give your client the option to modify the website's menu, but you would rather avoid making him/her an administrator)
  • Hide notices about updating WordPress and other plugins for all users except from Admins (sometimes clients get confused with those notices and think that there is something wrong with the website)

White label backend

  • Change the "Howdy" message at the top right corner of the admin (both backend and logged-in frontend)
  • Change the default footer text at the admin
  • Replace the WordPress logo at the top left corner of the admin bar with your own (both backend and logged-in frontend)
  • Replace the default Welcome message at the Dashboard with your own
  • Add a Dashboard Widget to provide general or commercial information to your clients (for example: your contact info or links to support documentation)
  • Add your own custom CSS for the Admin area


  • DNS prefetching notifies the client that there are assets we'll need later from a specific URL (outside our website's domain) so the browser can resolve the DNS as quickly as possible.
  • Link prefetching and prerendering. Link prefetching is a browser mechanism, which utilizes browser idle time to download or prefetch documents that the user might visit in the near future. A web page provides a set of prefetching hints to the browser, and after the browser is finished loading the page, it begins silently prefetching specified documents and stores them in its cache. When the user visits one of the prefetched documents, it can be served up quickly out of the browser's cache. Prerendering downloads and renders the entire page and hides it from the user until it is requested, therefore, it should be used with caution.


  • If you manually include email addresses in your posts, you should consider disguising them in order to "fool" e-mail harvesters (check FAQ for details).
  • If you develop your site on localhost or on a temporary URL, you might want to avoid absolute URLs inside posts and pages. That way you don't need to update your links after migrating to your actual domain (check FAQ for details).

Development functions

  • Using slash_dump() instead of var_dump() will wrap the output in <pre></pre> tags, for better readability.

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.2
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Active Installs: 500+


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