March 2, 2022

WordPress Dashboard Customization – The Ultimate Guide for Beginners

Seeking to personalize your WordPress Dashboard?

With the WP Adminify Plugin, you can make changes to your Dashboard and customize it as you please. You can easily build custom pages, menus, widgets, and many more. Get through the entire post for better WordPress Dashboard Customization guideline.

This post is going to help you customize your WordPress Dashboard no matter what you want from it. In it, you’ll learn all about customizing all of the different aspects of the Dashboard – including how to:

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    White Label For WordPress Websites

    This is what everyone needs when it comes to WordPress dashboard customization. White label WordPress by WP Adminify will allow you to replace the WordPress branding on Dashboard with your look. By changing things like the layout, colors, and background you can provide you a complete look that is more customized than WordPress by itself could achieve.

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    Admin Bar & Login Page branding logo

    With the help of Dark and Light Mode option panel, you can easily change the Dashboard logo. Perhaps, you can use the Login Customizer to transform your default WordPress login page.

    WordPress Dashboard Branding Logo change
    Use Your Logo In WordPress Dashboard

    Admin Footer WordPress Branding Text

    Navigate to WP Adminify Option Panel > Admin Footer. Now write your copyright text inside “Admin Footer Text” area. This will change the WordPress Branding from your Dashboard Footer area.

    WP Adminify Dashboard Footer Text
    Rename WordPress Default Footer Copyright Text

    Customize Dashboard Body Color

    Inside the Adminify Option panel, you will see a customize tab. Inside this tab, there are 9 pre-built Adminify UI Templates. If you don’t like any pre-built template, then just click on the color picker option and define your colors for Backgroud, Button, Menu, Notification yourself.

    WordPress Admin Menu Editor

    Customizing the WordPress dashboard sidebar menu is a great way to organize and streamline your site. Admin Menu Editor by WP Adminify can be used to edit the sidebar menu quickly and easily. This module allows you to hide, show, or re-order all of your WordPress admin panels. You can also import and export menus so that you can share them with other site owners as well as groups of users.

    Modify Admin Menu item

    Hover on WP Adminify menu then click on “Menu Editor“. All your existing Admin menu items are ready to edit here. Just click on any menu item, then rename it, input icons, and url. 

    Admin Menu Editor for WordPress Dashboard
    Admin Menu Editor for WordPress Dashboard

    Hide Dashboard menu item for User rules

    Click on “Hidden for Rules” option, select your desired user rules. Remember, it will hide that specific menu item from your selected user rules. 

    User role selection for Admin Menu Item
    User role selection for Admin Menu Item

    Custom WordPress admin page

    With the Admin Page module, you can create an unlimited number of Admin Pages for your WordPress Dashboard. It lets you to add a custom page to your Dashboard and design it with any page builder like Elementor, Visual Composer, Gutenberg, etc. Define your custom Admin Page as a top label menu or submenu anytime.

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    If you like to edit this Custom WordPress Admin page using any page builder, then make sure to select “Admin Page” post type in your page builder settings panel.

    Create New Admin Page

    Login to your Website Dashboard and hover on WP Adminify. You will see a submenu item called “Admin Pages”, click on this option. Now you are ready to create a new Admin Page. “Admin Pages” by WP Adminify is a post type, you can create unlimited Admin Pages and assign them as top level menu or submenu for existing admin menu items.

    Custom WordPress Admin Page option
    Custom WordPress Admin Page option

    Admin Page as Main Menu or Submenu

    Take a look at the right sidebar. There is a block for “Menu Attributes”, You can select menu type as “Top Level Menu” or “Sub menu”, then menu order value and custom icon for the admin page.

    Admin Pages Menu Attribute
    Admin Pages Menu Attribute

    User Roles for Admin Page

    You can enable or disable Page Title, Page Margin, Admin Notices for your New Admin page. Also able to define who can see your Admin Pages by using the “User Roles Access” option. Finally, if you need more customization, then feel free to write Custom CSS and JS for your Custom Admin Page. 

    User role Access for Admin Page
    User role Access for Admin Page

    Create Custom Dashboard Widgets

    Custom Dashboard Widget or a custom Welcome Panel is a great way to personalize your site Dashboard. Dashboard Widget module by WP Adminify offers the following features:

    • Widget Position
    • Default WordPress Editor 
    • Icon Widget
    • Video Widget
    • Shortcode For Widget
    • RSS Feed 
    • Allowed User Roles selection
    • Welcome Widget Design

    Contact Form 7 in Dashboard Widget

    First, design your contact form the way you need. Then click on add new dashboard widget. Select the Widget type as “Shortcode”. Now paste your Contact Form 7 Shortcode and save everything. Now navigate to your website Dashboard and reload it.

    Contact Form 7 Shortcode in WordPress Dashboard Widget
    Contact Form 7 Shortcode in WordPress Dashboard Widget

    Dashboard Welcome Widget Customization

    Design your new Welcome Widget via any page builder or the default WordPress editor. For default WP Editor, just create a new page and write down your all welcome widget content. Perhaps, you can design your page with any page builder and also use Elementor saved section too.

    WordPress Dashboard Welcome Widget Customization
    WordPress Dashboard Welcome Widget Customization

    WordPress Admin Column Editor

    You can easily show or hide Post or Page Admin Columns by using the default Screen Option.

    What if you like to modify the column width and need more customization flexibility? Here Admin Column editor by WP Adminify will assist you.

    Not only for post type but also you can modify taxonomies admin columns too. Just navigate to Admin Columns option and you will see something like the following screenshot.

    WordPress Admin Column Editor Plugin
    WordPress Admin Column Editor by WP Adminify

    Select your desired post type and click on any existing column name which you like to modify. Here you can rename your admin column label text, select column type, and define width in px or percentage. You are free to remove all unwanted columns to make it cleaner and user-friendly.

    Change Admin Column title and width
    Change Admin Column Title and Width

    Change WordPress Login URL

    In short, It can enhance the security of your WordPress Website.

    Have you been a victim of a brute force attack? If yes, then you know how painful it is. A Brute Force Attack is a form of hacking where an intruder tries to guess your password or username by systematically guessing different combinations.

    WP Adminify comes with URL Redirection module. It will help you to change your WordPress login URL & boost your Dashboard Security. Enable this module from the WP Adminify modules manager. Then you will notice a new submenu called “Redirect URLs” under WP Adminify. Just click on this submenu and you are ready to set a new Login URL and redirect the default Admin URL. 

    Redirect WP Admin Login URL

    WordPress Login Page Customizer

    Your WordPress login page is often the first thing customers or user’s encounter when visiting your site. It’s where they enter their name and password. If those credentials are accepted, it takes them to the dashboard, which is where they will spend most of their time on your website. The login page has to be welcoming, informative for the users.

    Login Customizer by WP Adminify lets you customize your WordPress login page via default customizer. You can visually check whatever you are doing inside your Editor. Some important features you will get in this WP Adminify login page customizer: 

    • 16 Pre-built Template
    • Text Logo, Image Logo for login page
    • Image, color, Slideshow, Video Background
    • 2 Column Layout
    • Login Form customization
    • Login Form Fields Text customization
    • Button Style
    • Login shake remove
    • Lost Your Password remove
    • Back to website remove
    • Error Message customization
    • Google Fonts for Login page
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    After login to your Dashboard just navigate to WP Adminify> Login Customizer. It will redirect you to the login page customizer panel which looks something like the following screenshot.

    WordPress Login page customizer plugin
    Customize WordPress Default Login Page

    Select your desired template from 16 pre-built login page templates. Change your login page logo, background, layout, login form, fields content, button style, Customize error message and many more.

    WordPress Custom Login Page Template
    16 Pre Built Login Customizer Template

    WordPress Dashboard Dark Mode

    Light / Dark mode module by WP Adminify offers a one-click switcher to turn your WordPress Dashboard into Dark and Light mode. This is a great feature for those who work on Dashboard during the night.

    Not only one click switcher, but also you can schedule Dark Mode for WordPress Dashboard. There is an option to define Operating system-based dark mode too.

    Navigate to WP Adminify Option panel and then click on Light/ Dark mode. Scroll down a little bit and define your specific time or turn on system-based mode.

    Schedule and System Dark Mode
    Schedule and System Dark Mode

    Folder Plugin for Media & Post Type

    The most common issue is people think that adding a page, post or image into a folder will change its URL. But it doesn’t. Folders by WP Adminify plugin create virtual folders, it doesn’t create actual folders in your server. You are free to delete or rename your folder whenever you need.

    WordPress Media folder plugin
    WordPress Media Folder By WP Adminify

    Using the plugin is simple! Once you install it, all you need to do to create your folder then drag your post type or media content. If you click the “create new” button, it will ask you to type your folder name. Input your folder name and then any items (such as post, page, post type, images, videos, or audio) can be added to those folders. Features you will get in this Folder Module:

    • Unlimited folder
    • Drag and drop any post type, and media library
    • Drag and drop folders, change order, and tree view
    • Search folder by names
    • Sort your folders based on the name
    • Rename folders
    • Compatible with RTL Dashboard

    Dashboard Admin Notice Removal

    Have you ever noticed a plugin asks you to upgrade and starts showing a bunch of banner notices? Every time you close them out, they pop open again and distract you from your work.

    Why use multiple plugins to customize your WordPress dashboard, when
    WP Adminify has everything within a 3MB plugin size?

    WP Adminify offers a one-click WordPress Dashboard Notice removal option. If you like to get rid of all admin notices for different themes or plugins, then just turn on the option and reload your Dashboard. The following features you will get inside Disable Admin notice module. 

    • Hide All “Admin Notices”
    • Remove Welcome Panel
    • Remove “PHP Update Required” Notice
    • WordPress Core/Theme/Plugin Notices
    • Remove “Try Gutenberg” Panel

    Watch this video to learn more about Disable Admin Notice. Each step is very simple and anyone can do this. Just don’t miss the step as mentioned in the video. 

    WP Dashboard Activity Logs Module

    Monitoring and tracking are essential for any business, and WordPress websites need to check each change. With the Activity Log module by WP Adminify, you’ll be able to see everything happening on your WordPress website. In short, get a complete insight into exactly who does what and when. 

    Activity logs by WP Adminify come with a rich filter system. It tracks login, post changes, delete, upload, theme-plugin changes, activation, and many more.

    WordPress Dashboard Activity logs plugin
    WordPress Dashboard Activity Logs

    Let’s take a look at the following features: 

    • WordPress Updates record
    • Theme & Plugin active and deactivate info
    • Post type information
    • General Post and Page update, delete, create info
    • Filter by specific user name or user role
    • Filter by a time duration
    • User login and log out information
    • and many more

    70+ Tweaks by WP Adminify

    A simple modification can be very helpful when it comes to WordPress Dashboard Customization. Tweaks by WP Adminify has different category like Head, Feed, HTTP Response, WP JSON API, Post/archive, Comments, Attachments, and Performance.

    Some tweaks are highly useful for most users. For example, you can showcase “Post Modified update date” with a single click, just turn on the tweaks and it will be applied to your all post. Perhaps, you can disable tag, author, date archive pages too. There are many more tweaks by WP Adminify available.

    Post and Archives tweaks panel
    Post and Archives Tweaks Option

    With the help of “comments” tweak, you can remove Website field, Notes, Author link, and many more for the default WordPress Comment form. It can help you to get rid of some spammers.

    WP Adminify comments tweak option
    All Tweak For WordPress Comments

    If you click on the “Attachments” tweak then you can enable or disable thumbnails on RSS Feed, Remove Image link, Disable Attachments, and Disable PDF Thumbnails preview too. 

    Attachments tweaks panel
    Attachments Tweaks panel

    That’s all about the basic information about WordPress Dashboard Customization. WP Adminify comes with more modules like Header Footer scrips, Custom Sidebar, Google Pagespeed insights, Quick menu, Menu Duplicator, Post type order, and many more. Overall, if you want a full WordPress Dashboard Customization then WP Adminify is a complete pack for you. Without spending too much time on multiple plugin, you can select WP Adminify for a better WordPress Dashboard customization journey. 

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