Dashboard Request (36 posts)

  1. If you are really waiting for something from this blog, no one will help you.

    They will come here to tell you they knowledge but we are not here to learn, we are because we have a problem. We have a problem because we are not designer and that means that we cannot code.

    Now that;s just not true!

    We are trying to help, but sometimes the answer is code. And if you don't know how, we do TRY to teach you. ANYONE can write code :) And this particular code looks scary, but it's really not. In fact, it's a pretty good way to get your feet wet.

    You have a problem, we want to help you find the answer, but also, teach you how to solve it on your own next time :)

  2. This plugin may be what some of you are looking for, if you can't make your own.


  3. HenryRC69
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The 3.2.1 Dashboard is missing some stuff that was in the 3.1 version. Namely the single click "logout" (now it takes 2 clicks). Shouldn't have to use a pull-down menu to log out.


  4. HenryRC69 - You can do it via the WP Admin Bar, which is where the future is headed.

  5. AudiblySilenced
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here's the deal: Not liking something does not make it a bug.

    No, it's not, and I don't believe it was claimed to be. This forum is also for general feedback and feature requests.

    I think some people are taking this far too seriously, but here's the feedback I'm getting out of this thread:

    1) Change the default panel theme so that instead of the background being #FFF, it's #EEE or something (like in the previous version) so that it's not blinding. The rest of the panel theme changes I don't really like either, but it's just aesthetic; it's more important, on the other hand, that in the context of the panel, the #FFF background is a bit blinding. This should be an easy short-term fix in the default CSS.

    2) I haven't looked at the ways to customize the admin panel, because it doesn't matter enough to me, but if it's not already there, it would be nice to have an easy way to install and change different panel themes, just like site themes. We can't all code, we shouldn't have to all be able to code, and we don't all have time to learn to code. That's why there are plugin and theme repositories. Basically, it would just be nice to have that same functionality for panel themes.

    No bugs, just feedback (1) and a feature request (2).

  6. billseymour
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Perhaps it will be of some help to folks who are not programmers to get a bit of specific assistance.

    The following should be added to your Child functions.php file. My own feeling about the WP Admin Panel was that some of the accent background colors were too light (for example, menu headings, inactive plugin background color, etc). I was not too bothered by the white background itself, but rather that the "darks" were not dark enough.

    My approach was to re-style only the specific css elements I was concerned with (rather than trying a wholesale application of v3.1.4 css to v3.2).

    I hope this is of some help.

    // darkens backgrounds of header and footer strip,
    // table headings, and unused plugins
    // e5e5e5 is gray 10%
    add_action('admin_head', 'my_admin_panel_darken_bg');
    function my_admin_panel_darken_bg() {
      <style type="text/css">
        .plugins .inactive,
        .plugins .inactive th, .plugins .inactive td,
        tr.inactive + tr.plugin-update-tr .plugin-update
          background-color: #e5e5e5;
        #wphead, #footer,
        #adminmenu li.menu-top
        .widefat thead tr th,
        .widefat tfoot tr th
          background-image: none;
          background-color: #e5e5e5;

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