Customize Your WordPress Dashboard with Adminimize

Posted OnMay 3, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Hello and welcome to the guide to the Adminimize WordPress plugin, which is a useful plugin designed to clean up the WordPress admin area for your users by removing or hiding unnecessary items from WordPress admin area, based on the user role.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on Plugins


Step 3) From the Installed Plugins page, click on Add New at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on Add New from the dropdown menu under Plugins on the sidebar.


Step 4) On the Add Plugins page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.


Step 5) From the Search Results page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked Install Now. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked More Details


Step 6) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click Activate Plugin


Step 7) Once activated, you will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.


Step 8) From the Admin Panel, click on Settings >> Adminimize. The Mini Menu gives you a list of all the options for the plugin. The About the Plugin option will give you lots of details on the plugin, including how to contact the developers for support.


Step 9) The Admin Bar Options allows you to deactivate sections of the Admin Bar for different users, including Admin, Editors, Authors, and more. The Admin Bar options include Edit My Profile, Log Out and Menu.


Step 10) The Backend Options is the next section. From here, you can set the options that appear once you are logged in, including User Info, Footer, Timestamp, Category Height and the advice that appears in the Footer. You can show or hide options, set redirects and more. Click Update Options when you’re done.


Step 11) The Global Options are options that run throughout your site. You can disable these for certain users by ticking the boxes next to ‘Deactivate for [Insert User Role]‘. If you have your own option IDs and classes, you can add them at the bottom of the options section.


Step 12) You can deactivate certain Dashboard and Menu Options for different user roles based on your wishes. For Dashboard options, you need to visit the Dashboard once and then come back to Settings >> Adminimize in order to bring up the options.


Step 13) When you are writing posts, the options that come up throughout can be deactivated for certain users by ticking the boxes provided for each option and each user role, as shown below.


Step 14) The Write Options for Pages have exactly the same options as Step 13, and can be deactivated for user roles in the same way.


Step 15) The Widget Options can be set and/or deactivated for each user role using the tick boxes below.


Step 16) The next step is the WordPress Navigation Menu Options, which includes Screen Options, Theme Locations, Tags, Format, Posts, Pages and more. As with all the others, you can deactivate these options for certain user roles.


Step 17) The Set Theme option allows you to add the userlist to this section, so that you can set the Theme for certain users. Simply go through the userlist and tick the boxes of the users you wish to set.


Step 18) The Export/Import Options are used for you to export or import Adminimize files. For the latter, use the Choose File button and then upload your file and import files underneath. Hitting the Export button will save your .seq file to your computer.


Step 19) If you tick the box marked Delete Options under the Deinstall Options section, you will clean the database from all entries of the plugin. Simply deactivating the plugin will not clean all the files.


This concludes the guide to the Adminimize WordPress plugin. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out.

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