‘Admin Areas’ Videos

  • Linda Gorman: Admins Are Users Too

    Linda Gorman: Admins Are Users Too

    WordCamp for Publishers 2017Speaker: Linda Gorman

    October 10, 2017 — A great end-user experience starts with a great experience for web admins. Editor interfaces shouldn’t be an afterthought—the most sophisticated tooling quickly becomes useless if it’s counterintuitive. Let’s talk through principles behind developing editor interfaces, as well as concrete tips about how to leverage core and plugin functionality to build on top of the WordPress admin.

  • Christopher Harris: One Dashboard to Rule Them All

    Christopher Harris: One Dashboard to Rule Them All

    WordCamp New Orleans 2016Speaker: Christopher Harris

    April 3, 2017 — Managing multiple websites can be a challenge. This talk will cover the features of popular WordPress dashboard management tools to help you discover the best dashboard for your needs.

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  • Keanan Koppenhaver: Customizing WP-Admin for Your Clients Using Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

    Keanan Koppenhaver: Customizing WP-Admin for Your Clients Using Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

    WordCamp Cincinnati 2016Speaker: Keanan Koppenhaver

    January 14, 2017 — The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin is a powerful tool that allows you to extend the capabilities of WordPress admin without writing any additional code to create these fields.

    We’ll explore:
    • How ACF allows you to offer additional functionality to your clients
    • How to use these new fields in your templates
    • And how to make sure you don’t go too far when adding fields.

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  • Cliff Seal: Friendlier, Safer WordPress Admin Areas

    Cliff Seal: Friendlier, Safer WordPress Admin Areas

    WordCamp Asheville 2016Speaker: Cliff Seal

    August 24, 2016 — 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!

    Take aways:

    Make the admin area easier for the most common users.
    Reduce the risk of “damage” by users.
    Customize the admin with a simple plugin (code provided!)

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