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Customizing the WordPress Admin Area

Course Summary

In this course you’ll learn how to customize the WordPress admin in a number of different ways. We walk through customizing the login screen, admin navigation, admin color schemes and even how to create custom dashboard widgets. With each example we show how to code the solution from scratch or use a plugin so you can follow along with these customizations regardless of your skill level.

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    Course Syllabus

    Admin Color Schemes

    Admin color schemes in WordPress let you use CSS to modify the styling of the WordPress admin area. In this stage we look at how to code color schemes from scratch using the functions.php file and CSS as well as how to create them using two different plugins. 4 steps
    • What are Admin Color Schemes? 2:12
    • Customizing Admin Color Schemes via a Plugin 3:42
    • Customizing Admin Color Schemes from Scratch 10:25
    • Admin Color Schemes Quiz 5 questions
    • Extra Credit Try creating custom branded WordPress admin area using either the from scratch or plugin approach. Take it a step further and learn on your own how to add remove the WordPress logo and add your own logo instead to the admin area.

    Customizing the WordPress Login Screen

    WordPress comes with a common login screen that is easy to customize and brand to match the site or company. In this stage we go over how to customize the login screen via code and by using plugins. 4 steps

    Controlling Admin Navigation in WordPress

    It is possible through the functions.php file or the use of plugins to control what navigation items appear in the admin area. In this stage we give you the tools to make the most intuitive UI navigation possible for WordPress users. 4 steps

    Custom Dashboard Widgets in WordPress

    WordPress offers the ability to provide custom dashboard widgets that appear to users once they login. In this stage we show how to create a custom welcome widget for your users using both a plugin and code from scratch approach. 5 steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source and Development & Implementations Community

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