Zeus WordPress Admin


The Zeus WordPress Admin plugin is a pragmatic solution to improve upon the slow changing WordPress dashboard. The idea is
to bundle multiple features that bring the WordPress admin to a more modern level.

The plugin extends WordPress by installing the following features:

  • Improved admin CSS – Simple and minimal CSS markup to improve read-ability and overall backend experience. Slightly wider
    admin menu and modifications to colors and spacing go a long way. Instead of creating an “admin theme” where WordPress becomes
    un-recognizable, I simply took the same approach WordPress had, and improved upon it.
  • Hide Front-End Toolbar – Implemented the ability to move the front-end toolbar off the page. This is especially
    important for site that use fixed position navigation menus. Simply click and arrow on the toolbar and watch is slide away. Adds
    and arrow to your toolbar, when clicked the toolbar will slide away and body will be restored to original position.
  • Global Admin Search – Search through your entire WordPress back-end and view real-time results. Makes jumping to a certain
    post/page/product/custom post type extremely easy. Click the icon in the top bar or type ‘/’ to start a search.
  • Menu Editor – Nothing is more annoying than a cluttered menu because every plugin is fighting for space. Use
    the menu editor to move top-level menu items anywhere you want. Simply click, drag, and drop directly in the admin menu.


  • Slight adjustments to CSS markup to improve administration experience.
  • Overlay search feature to navigate your back-end.


To install:

  1. Download ‘zeus-wordpress-admin.zip’
  2. Upload ‘zeus-wordpress-admin.zip’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Installation Instructions

To install:

  1. Download ‘zeus-wordpress-admin.zip’
  2. Upload ‘zeus-wordpress-admin.zip’ to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Where is the admin menu editor?

Click, drag, and drop any menu item directly on the left hand menu.

How do I search the back-end?

Start a search by clicking the magnifying glass in the top admin bar or by pressing ‘/’.

How do I hide the front-end toolbar?

Click the arrow in the top right corner of the toolbar. To open the menu, click the arrow again.


Great idea – just doesn’t work well

cannot move, create, or delete spacers in admin menu. every time i move menu items it shuffles them mixing me all up. all this happens across installs and servers for me. tried troubleshooting to no avail – uninstalled.

would be phenomenal if it worked right.

WP 4.9.8 / Gantry 5.


Five stars all the way, it’s rare that I leave a review, but I’ve been wanting something that would end the endless Admin search each time a new plug-in is install and also each time I want to use a WordPress Feature, Finally, Finally Thank God this plug-in resolves the problem, my most hated problem about WordPress is finally over, I have no association with the Plug-in Author, just telling the Truth, the features of this plug-in should be standard in WordPress, I combine this plugin with the plugin Fancy Admin to create a really appealing backend which has sightly larger Admin buttons similar to the old Coffee Admin theme. Good going, way to go, keep up the GOOD WORK !, this is gong to save me so much time !

No advice on this plugin, I just discover it…

My needs are centered around :

  • The necessity to “pass the hand” to an administrator not necessary at a technical high level (not his fault, but I’m a fan!)
  • As if it’s not sufficient, I think that after a certain time, this non-professionnal administrator can be not familiar with french language!
  • So, in order to prepare the eventuality of cession of administration, I look for a plugin able to generate a more friendly dashboard interface and a simple mean to switch beetween french and Esperanto (for example)
    Thanks if you can help! 😉

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    • Major update.
    • Improved CSS and added WordPress 4.9 support.
    • New menu editor developed.


    • Initial commit.