New Hack: Lean and Mean Admin DashBoard (8 posts)

  1. angsuman
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I got tired of the fat, resource-hogging DashBoard shipped with WordPress 1.5. It gets feed from God-knows-how-many WordPress blogs for no good reason and without my (or your) consent.

    It comes up the first thing when you login to admin. I don't like any of that. This thing downloads even when I am on my home setup running WordPress from localhost!

    So despite my reluctance to modify core WordPress code, I just couldn't take it any longer.

    So I hacked the code, trimmed it of all fat and made it look lean and mean on an Atkins diet. In other words you have all the cool info about your blogs, as before, without any irrelevant information. As a result it doesn't need to query other blogs (fetch feeds etc) and as such loads much faster.

    Take a look (screenshot provided) and let me know what you think.

  2. moshu
    Posted 10 years ago #

  3. angsuman
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Why am I not surprised :)
    Guess I am not the only person pained by DashBoard.

    Anyway I forgot to mention the download link is in the same page. Just an index.php file (zip compressed).


  4. hesed2
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It looks like maybe you took out one too many divs? The white background is gone, and the "Latest Activity" box is all the way against the right side, instead of having some padding (at least that's how it is in Safari). Other than that I think it looks good.

  5. angsuman
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I will take a look. Thanks for the feedback.

  6. angsuman
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have uploaded a new version of the code here. It contains shortcuts to some commonly used admin functions. It also addresses the div issue mentioned above by hsed2, which to my knowledge affected only Safari users.

    Let me know if you like it.

  7. epinoy
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow, thank you for this, this has relieved the stress I had trying to log in and finding out I had to use some out-of-the-way means of getting into the admin area. Rawr.

  8. Looks good, but I'm gonna stick to WP-Dash. :)

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