an alternative to the stock dashboard (7 posts)

  1. bturnip
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This isn't really much of a hack and it definitely isn't a plugin. I modified the Dashboard page so that it is more to my liking.

    I went for a stripped down presentation of the information that I wanted to see the most:

    • a div box with a bulleted list of drafts
    • another div box with the Latest Activity information that was previously releagted to the side bar
    • a final div box that list the blog stats

    Clean and simple, with a logical division of information. For anybody that would like to try it for themselves, the file to modify is /wp-admin/index.php. I have made a .txt copy available here:

    Back up your own copy of /wp-admin/index.php, drop in my admin_index.php.txt, rename it to index.php and you should be ready to go.

    Nothing fancy here, just some code re-arrangement. Comments and suggestion welcome.

  2. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You should post a screenshot. :)

  3. bturnip
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Pictures say a 1000 words:
    WP post w/ screenshot

  4. masquerade
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Meh, nice, but too space wasting for me, the whole right side of the screen is blank. Just my personal opinion.

  5. bturnip
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I figured it might not be for everybody- I deliberately stripped things down. I asked myself what I really wanted to see, then cut everything else out. The only thing right now that I might change would be to put the blog stats in the sidebar where the Latest Activity section used to be.

  6. JcMax200
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey, This is great... If you have the Tiger Style Admin plugin, it looks pretty even. Its a bit simplistic, and slim, but I'm into that, no need for the extra bits there, eh?

  7. JcMax200
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It would be slightly less scary for people, if you could make it a plugin though.

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