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WP-Simplify – Clean up the Control Panel

Description

The purpose of this plugin is to simplify the back-end for non-technical users. If you are a web developer using WordPress as a CMS for a client, 99% of the time your client will not need to see the Tools or Plugins menus. Furthermore, they may not use the comments feature at all. This plugin will let you hide and rearrange back-end features.

Another useful feature is disabling all the default dashboard metaboxes, leaving only the ones added by plugins.

New Features

  • Clean up editor screen: disable pingback, author, slug, and page attribute metaboxes.
  • Hide the WP logo in the top left corner.
  • Disable Pages
  • Disable Appearance
  • Hide the “Quick Edit” link on post & page overview pages.

Features

  • Relocate “Plugins” and “Settings” links into footer
  • Disable Comments
  • Disable Tools Menu
  • Disable Posts
  • Disable Links
  • Disable Default Dashboard Widgets
  • If front page is set to be a static page, it can be highlighted

Be sure to visit the Settings page to select which features to disable.

Update Log

N/A

Screenshots

  • Example of cleaned up back-end
  • Default Dashboard Widgets can be disabled, while the plugin-generated ones are left
  • Configuration Settings

Installation

  1. Upload all the files into your wp-content/plugins directory, be sure to put them into a folder called “wp-simplify”
  2. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
  3. Configure plugin settings on Settings -> General page

Please see the wp-invoice plugin home page for details.

FAQ

Please see the wp-invoice plugin home page for details.

Contributors & Developers

“WP-Simplify – Clean up the Control Panel” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Version 1.4.0

  • General updates and code cleanup.
  • Restricted Basecamp style to legacy version of WordPress.

Version 1.3.0

  • WordPress 3.3 compatibility.

Version 1.2

  • Footer relocated menu fixes.

Version 1.1

  • Fixed issue with AJAX calls not working when ‘Disable back-end access to non-administrators. ” was enabled

Version 0.71

  • Re-releasing 0.70 with minor fix. (https://wordpress.org/support/topic/getting-rid-of-php-notice)

Version 0.70

  • Upgraded for WP 3.2
  • Added “Lock Post” feature which prevents post deletion.

Version 0.59

  • Bug fix with admin theme CSS

Version 0.58

  • Security: prevent non-admins from accessing back-end.
  • Plugins, settings & tools footer relocation improved.
  • New admin theme added.
  • Ability to rename “Posts” to “News”

Version 0.57

  • Added a function_exists check to remove_post_type_support()

Version 0.56

Version 0.54

  • Bug fix: edit_themes and edit_plugins roles re-established upon deactivation, or change of setting.

Version 0.53

  • Added function to disable editing theme and plugin code form back-end.

Version 0.52

  • Added feature to relocate tools menu to footer, as opposed to hiding completely= Version 0.51 =
  • Fixed bug with plugin-added custom settings pages links being broken

Version 0.50

  • Initial Launch