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AG Custom Admin

All-in-one tool for admin panel customization. Change almost everything: admin menu, dashboard, login page, admin bar etc. Apply admin panel themes.

4 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Everything but reorder Menu items
By , for WP 4.3

The plug-in seems to be able to hide or add things, so it performs as stated, although All I wanted to do was REORDER the menu. To do that I am uncomfortable hiding what exists and recreating the link across multiple plug-ins & similar.

For some reason, probably security, Admin themes informs me to use latest browser as it cant upload themes, but I care not for this feature, WP skin is fine in black mode.

Plug-in seems ok, but unfortunately for me, I dont want to hide or add things, just reorder them and this plug-in doesn't do that. For this reason, its uninstalled. I give it 3 stars because the marketing says "All-in-one tool for admin panel customization". It is not.

Needs more polish
By , for WP 4.2.2

In short, the plugin has great potential and was probably outstanding in a previous version. There are a number of really lacking features in this plugin that could easily be fixed, but seem to have simply been neglected.

1. There is no upload button for images, you have to copy/paste the URL.

2. The logo to replace the WordPress icon is not vertically aligned properly, even if you use a 28px max, as instructed.

3. If you try to customize the admin bar colors, random things don't get colored. Like separators and the "collapse menu" button. The icons don't have their own color options, so if you use a color combination with low contrast, the icons look like puke because they are simply the text color, but transparent (even less contrast).

4. If you change the text of the "back to website" button on the login screen, it's no longer a link. You have to add the link yourself, which is utterly random considering it's meant to replace the back to website link.

5. Login screen customizations are severly lacking. You can change the logo and tweak a couple of links, and that's about it.

6. The language is very poorly written, eg: [1] "Put here an URL of the new top bar image", [2] "Put here a link for admin bar logo ." (notice the space before the period)

7. Some things are just poorly designed and you have to try it out to see if it even works as you would expect. For example, if you upload a custom admin bar logo, but check "Hide default WordPress logo", it also hides your custom logo.

Don't think this plugin blocks access to elements, just hides them with jQuery
By , for WP 3.9

Template elements are removed with jQuery. The menus, panels, links, etc. I removed are visible if I disable javascript. If you're the only admin I guess that doesn't matter, but I have users with limited roles and I don't want them to see certain things in the backend.

Problem of blank WordPress log-in page requires user awareness.
By , for WP 3.5.1

Sorry to be negative about this excellent plug-in that incorporates much hard work. But I had a serious nightmare with a "blank login page." = Cannot log-in to wordpress

Finally paid someone to reinstall my WordPress. He said the problem was AG Custom Admin. Maybe he was wrong?

I suggest a prominent reference to this potential problem--and how to fix it--on the Description page. Something like this:

(Important note: AG Custom Admin should always be updated before updating WordPress, or you may be unable to login to WordPress. If having this problem click here for the solutions.)

Perhaps I am wrong? This was not caused by AG Custom Admin?

P.S. Argonius has replied appropriately to this matter, saying:
Usually this is a JavaScript problem and the best solution is temporarily to disable JavaScript in your browser. Then you can log-in and selectively disable plug-ins until isolating the problem.

Argonius also assures to become more clear about this in future. Click here for detailed response at Argonius.com.

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