The WordPress admin area is something where a pro-blogger like you and me spend most of the time. There are many WordPress dashboard plugins in the WordPress plugins repo, which can help you to enhance your WordPress dashboard and also make it more useful.
Useful WordPress Dashboard plugins:
1. Analytify: Add Google Analytics in WordPress dashboard
This is one awesome plugin for those who understand the importance of blog stats and using Google analytics. With this plugin, you get the complete power of Google analytics inside your WordPress dashboard. What I like the most about this plugin is, it lets you see stats of individual posts from the post editor section. This is one must have plugin to make your WordPress dashboard more meaningful for yourself.
2. Fabrica Dashboard plugin:
This is a free plugin available for download from WordPress.org repo. This plugin enhance your WordPress dashboard and make it more meaningful. This is the newest WordPress dashboard plugin out there.
3. WordPress Admin Theme – WPShapere ($15)
This one is for developers who create WordPress sites for their clients. It let you customize the entire look of default WordPress admin theme as you wish. It allows you to hand over WordPress to your customers in a custom way as you think.
This is handy in many ways:
- You don’t want your client to know you are using WordPress
- You want to retain your company branding on your client site dashboard.
- You want to do it because you are cool!
Client dash could be an excellent free alternative.
4. Adminimize: [Free]
Adminimize WordPress dashboard plugin will let you hide unnecessary items from WordPress administration menu, submenu and even the ‘Dashboard’, with forwarding to the Manage-page.
On top of that, you can also hide post meta controls on the Write page and other areas in the admin-area, so as to simplify the editing interface. Though you might find this plugin setting a little complicated if you are enjoy getting dirty with WordPress, you can try this plugin.
5. Admin Menu Editor
Admin Menu Editor lets you manually edit the Dashboard menu. You can reorder the menus, show/hide specific items, change access rights, and more. This is useful for those blogs who have multiple roles and contributors.
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Do let us know if you use any of these WordPress dashboard plugins? If you know of any other great plugins for WordPress admin area please share them in the comment area.