Install and configure in less than two minutes
COVERT NINE‘s admin dashboard plugin for improving the design and functionality of the WordPress admin and dashboard. Includes settings and enhancements for hiding specific admin sections like Plugins, Posts, Comments, support for more file uploads like SVG and WEBM, sensible image upload size limits for high-resolution images, a dashboard widget pointing to key admin pages in the customizer, and an interface for customizing admin labels.
Removes WordPress Dashboard Widgets
Upon plugin activation, a new dashboard widget is added with links to key admin pages like widgets and menus, and disables dashboard widgets for WordPress Events, Activity, and Quick Draft.
Simplify the WordPress Admin dashboard for your clients upon activation
Hide specific developer sections of the admin, theme settings, and tools, and even hide the plugins and updates menus. Re-label specific sections of the admin such as Posts to be more clear for users who use posts as news or blog posts. The plugin also moves the navigation links/Menus out from under the Appearance Menu and moves it into the main admin menu bar.
If you’re using a C9 Starter theme, Twenty Twenty One, or any C9 WordPress Theme, upload a logo using the customizer’s custom logo setting. The C9 Admin Dashboard plugin will add your logo to the admin, with the ability to change some of the admin login screen colors and sidebar colors, as seen in some of the plugin screenshots.
C9 WordPress Platform
For developing themes with C9, we recommend the C9 Starter theme that you can download directly from WordPress. C9 Blocks also works with the C9 Work the C9 Music theme, and C9 Togo. All themes, child themes, and plugins are accessible from our early access list, which you can sign up for on our site for free. Learn more about C9 themes and plugins.
To install the C9 Admin Plugin, do the following:
- Download and extract the file in your WordPress plugins folder
- Go to WordPress admin dashboard plugin page and activate
- Head to Settings> C9 Admin or click on the C9 Admin Settings button in the WordPress Admin home screen to begin making changes to C9 Admin Dashboard settings.
How do I find my plugins once I activate this plugin?
Click the Settings > C9 Admin link from the admin. Uncheck the “Hide Plugins Page” setting to begin seeing the Plugins menu.
Can I disable the admin custom design?
Yes. Click on Settings > C9 Admin and then check the Disable Custom Skin For Admin setting.
How do I get the custom logo showing?
If your theme supports the customizer logo, then that logo will show up in the admin after logging in on the side menu, and the login screen in place of the WordPress logo. Besides the ‘upon-activation’ benefits from C9 Admin Dashboard, the simple color settings allow you to customize your client admin site in addition to their frontend.
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Backend edits for WordPress 6.1.1 compatibility for the custom admin theme.
Updated packages and tested with WordPress 6.1
Updated to account for width issues with some plugins like Gravity Forms. Updates for WordPress 5.9.
Compatible with WordPress 5.7.
Updating readme, screenshots, documentation, and added YouTube video so you can see how to configure the plugin.
Updating some styles for WP 5.6 in toolbar buttons. Added build tools and optimized admin files.
Removing menu items action changed causing issues with some versions of 5.6.
Remove menu items action changed.
Sidebar style updates, button fixes, mobile editor updates.
Updated backend styles for WordPress 5.6
Better checking for theme settings thanks to dskrepps + Varstahl on Github!
Fixed deactivation errors on some servers. Shout out to reddit user Iamonabike
Removed SEO setting causing errors.
Active button and appender button CSS bug fixes.
More CSS customizations in admin, updates to buttons
CSS backend cleanup to avoid font issues in block editor, typo fixes
Added more CSS declarations for admin menu text color
Adjustments to backend styling to account for WP 5.5 updates.
Added color settings for admin side bar and admin login screen, adjustments to backend styling and skin
Added logo to login screen and admin menu from Customizer
Initial public release of C9 Admin plugin.