Manage Wordpress Easier Than Ever With This...

by PhilG
15 replies
I am not sure if this has been discussed before, so I apologize if this is a duplicate of any other thread, but I recently came across a WP plugin that I am really pleased with.

It is a drop down menu for the Admin area by Planet OZH. At first I thought it wouldn't be much help but the more I use it on my blogs, the more I am really falling in love with it. This plugin makes administering my blogs so much easier.

I know that wp2.7 and up has a nice sidebar of options, but for some reason this set up is just a LOT more intuitive for me.

Here is the link http://planetozh.com/blog/my-project...drop-down-css/

I have also seen a few other similar plugins but have not used any of them. I would enjoy hearing about experiences with them as well.

I hope this helps
Phil G
#easier #manage #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Colin Evans
    Thanks Phil,

    Cool plugin - It helps me with a theme I'm working on - I wanted to make the WYSIWYG editor the same size as the post width and use the same CSS. This plugin solves the narrow width problem.

    And... I think I prefer the menu up top - makes it tidier
    Signature

    Sig not working today - too hung over...

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[864743].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Phil,

      Yup, the admin panel in WP has been annoying me too. I'm going to try this, thanks. Will report back.

      PS I like the fact that they include this nifty bonus with the plugin - (from the feature list)

      Joy and happiness for every day


      UPDATE - it's the dog's b*ll*x - thanks Phil.
      Signature


      Roger Davis

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[864766].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I've been niggled by the WordPress menu ever since they changed it from horizontal to vertical - I much prefered it how it was before - so the sound of this plugin appealed to me.

    A bonus is that I can colour the menu bar whatever I like, so that my admins can look as different as my sites do. There are so many distractions in this house that it's not uncommon for me to be doing something for one site while forgetting that I'm actually logged into the admin of another. Oops.

    This is how the WordPress admin should always have been. I like it
    Signature

    Plot short fiction, long fiction, even outline non-fiction * Edit the question prompts to suit your genre * Easily export text and image files for use with your word processor or Scrivener.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[864895].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author PhilG
      Hi Diane;

      ...it's not uncommon for me to be doing something for one site while forgetting that I'm actually logged into the admin of another. Oops.
      You know that's happened to me a lot lately. I just put it down to a "senior moment" but you have a great idea about using separate colors for the header bar.

      Thanks for the tip, I am going to try that right away.

      Phil G
      Signature

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[864929].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jaywilsonjr
    This is a great plugin!

    What a great idea about using different colors on different sites! I must say, I too have missed the horizontal layout. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I got it back, lol! Man it's great to have the menu up top again!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jay
    Signature
    Got Tech Problems? PM me for quick help!

    Need a psd converted into a website? --> Check out my new offer | 1 FREE review copy left!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[864970].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Elvin Tiong
    It's a user friendly plugin. Easy to setup and customize. Thanks for sharing.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[865097].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author LIndaB
    Now that is a useful plugin! Like others, I've really been bugged by the appearance of the 2.7 admin panel. Everything felt too squished together and busy. Plus, you have to constantly scroll down to get to some of the different functions. And I hated the tiny post box. This definitely makes things roomier and easy to use. Thanks for sharing it!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[867127].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    *wishes wordpress.org would let me download a complete file*
    Signature
    Screw You, NameCheap!
    $1 Off NameSilo Domain Coupons:

    SAVEABUCKDOMAINS & DOLLARDOMAINSAVINGS
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[867330].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author PhilG
    Hi Garrie;

    I am not sure what your post means, but if you are having difficulty downloading the file from Wordpress.org just use the link in the first post to download it.

    Otherwise, can you be a bit more specific as to what your problem is?

    Phil G
    Signature

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[868196].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
      Originally Posted by PhilG View Post

      Hi Garrie;

      I am not sure what your post means, but if you are having difficulty downloading the file from Wordpress.org just use the link in the first post to download it.

      Otherwise, can you be a bit more specific as to what your problem is?

      Phil G
      Hi Phil,

      Yeah it was a bit cryptic.

      For some reason, when I download anything from Wordpress.org the file downloads 99% and says its complete. Only happens there and for Angelas Backlinks. IE and FireFox both have the same result.

      Many times if I download it enough times, I'll get a "working" version. Just takes time.

      The download link on the authors site is a redirect to wordpess.org.

      Garrie
      Signature
      Screw You, NameCheap!
      $1 Off NameSilo Domain Coupons:

      SAVEABUCKDOMAINS & DOLLARDOMAINSAVINGS
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[868988].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author MizzCindy
    I am so glad I'm not the only one who is really bothered by the new admin setup in wordpress! I'm constantly scrolling up and down to access the things I need. Such a pain in the toucas.

    Thanks for the 'heads up' on this plugin. I'll definitely check it out.

    Cindy
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[868462].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    I really do NOT like the sidebar admin in the latest wp version 2.7. Based on all the wonderful reviews here, I am certainly going to try this plugin. Thanks for sharing it.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[868475].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Darrel Hawes
      Yeah, this plugin is one of the first I install on a new WP installation. I find it difficult to navigate the WP interface without it now.

      Great tip!
      Signature
      Darrel Hawes - Blog
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[868619].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author imageworx
    Looks nice , I'm gonna give it a try. Anything to make customizations easier for WP.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[869152].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author AriMakade
    i have used it and makes customizing muche asier
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[870372].message }}

Trending Topics