April 15, 2015 — The WordPress Administration area is no walk in the park. Just because it’s, perhaps, the most user-friendly of the big CMSs doesn’t necessary make it objectively easy to use. All sorts of things that can seriously break your site are mixed in with trivial options. And, once you start adding robust plugins, things can get complicated fast.
There are many ways to make WordPress more palatable for the common user (see: non-developers) and reduce the risk of big-time accidents. In this session, I’ll show you how easy it is to remove things users don’t need from the admin area—all with your own plugin.
Don’t worry if you haven’t written a plugin before. Not only will I give you the working plugin to start with, but I’ll explain everything along the way.
Let’s make WordPress just a little easier and safer for everyone!
February 12, 2015 — Technical look, from a front ender perspective at the process of tweaking the admin styles or building a completely different look for it. Showcasing a real-world example of the process and application of styles.
August 22, 2013 — This presentation builds a foundation for why customizing the WordPress Admin is an essential part of every project, it covers varying case studies for customization, and provides real examples of how to do so with your own projects.
If you work with clients, whether you write code or simply wrangle plugins and themes, this presentation gives you actionable steps to create a more simple, easy to use, and effective admin experience for your clients.
July 5, 2013 — Learn how to add custom TinyMCE styles and remove unnecessary buttons (or add new ones), customize admin menus, add custom dashboard widgets, and more. A client-tailored admin area is the perfect way to minimize broken websites and maximize client happiness.