How to Customize Your WordPress Admin User Interface

How to Customize Your WordPress Admin User Interface

With the latest release of WordPress we saw a dramatic change in the style and design of the admin dashboard. The whole dashboard UI has been updated to look more modern and clean and gives us the option to change color schemes on a per user basis. However, even with these design tweaks, there is still a limitation on the customization…

Customize Your WordPress Admin Area with White Label Branding

Customize Your WordPress Admin Area with White Label Branding

Everyone is familiar with the WordPress admin interface. In December, it was given a new modern design. The color scheme was improved, however the general layout of the interface has not changed in many years. WordPress is known for its flexibility due to the functionality that plugins and themes can offer. Unfortunately, the admin area is not flexible. The core…

WordPress Theme Panel Options Frameworks

WordPress Theme Panel Options Frameworks

At the heart of many popular WordPress themes is a powerful theme options panel. This is a great way to include theme customization options that non-developers can manage and understand. Many users don't have a clue what CSS is - but they can use tabs, toggles, drop -downs and color pickers. Below I've listed a few of the top free…

Make A WordPress Dashboard Widget Configurable

Make A WordPress Dashboard Widget Configurable

A few weeks ago we saw how to add a custom RSS dashboard metabox to the administration. Today, I'd like to show you how to add configurable options to this dashboard metabox. Here is the result of what we are going to do: The first thing to do is to obviously read the first part of this tutorial in order to…

Interacting With WordPress Theme Customizer

Interacting With WordPress Theme Customizer

In part 1 of WordPress Theme Customizer series I mentioned that in order to interact with Theme Customizer you need to load $wp_customize object, which is an instance of WP_Customize_Manager class. To do that, you must use customize_register action hook: You can place this code in your theme's functions.php or a file that's included from it. Adding or removing Theme…

Introduction To The WordPress Theme Customizer

Introduction To The WordPress Theme Customizer

One thing I always disliked about theme settings pages was how vastly different they would get. Imagine every car manufacturer trying to add their own touch by having unique wheel placement and you'll see why that's a bad thing for WordPress publishers. Luckily, since 3.4 and thanks to Theme Customizer API we don't need settings pages at all. https://twitter.com/kovshenin/status/281401416550080512 The…

Tweaky WordPress Service Bundles

Tweaky WordPress Service Bundles

Tweaky, web customization specialists, recently released a host of web service bundles. These bundles are prepackaged based on popular requests from customers.  In response to the large demand of these services, Tweaky put together a list of fixed price bundles that you can pick from to improve your blog or small business. Below are summaries of the different packages currently…