Modifying Dashboard Content
I’m wondering how I go about modifying three different things. Please keep in mind that I just installed WP for the first time 48 hours ago, so I’m a newbie. Be gentle! 😉
1) I want to remove all of the development blog information, news, etc. from Dashboard. All I want is stuff related to my site. (This is not only for myself, but for those people who register as users. When they log in they’ll see all that and just get confused.)
2) If I promote someone from a Subscriber to a Contributor, I don’t want them to have access to the
Database functions from their view of the Dashboard. How do I remove that access from their login area? (And generally speaking, if I wanted to change the areas accessible to Subscribers,Contributors, Authors or Editors would it be the same process?)
3) On the Post page, I want to move the Categories and Modify Date settings up on the right hand side of the page. Where / How would I accomplish this?
Thanks in advance,
I’ve managed to accomplish #1 by hacking the index.php file in the wp-admin directory. So, I no longer need assistance with that.
I’m going to try to work on #3 next… but there is no way I’ll ever get #2 without some assistance.
#3: that’s probably in wp-admin/sidebar.php.
Keep in mind that this is known as “hacking core code”. Which means only that any changes you make won’t be saved across upgrades, so be sure that you thoroughly comment any tweaks you do….
You’ll probably need to add some custom PHP to the standard page (or page components), for allowing role-based access to some of the bits you could wrap them in an if(role=high enough level) test.
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