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WordPress NiceAdmin Plugin Version 1.0.0 Released

After a year of looking at the WordPress administrative user interface, I was really growing weary of it. Alpesh saw a comment of mine on another blog and graciously sent me a WordPress admin plugin that another developer had worked on. I modified the plugin utilizing graphics from the WordPress website and build a new admin stylesheet. Here’s a screenshot:

NiceAdmin Screen

It doesn’t change the usability or functionality of WordPress whatsoever, it just makes it a little easier to look at! Hope you like it!

Special thanks goes out to Sean over at Geek With Laptop. Sean’s got a keen eye for cross-browser CSS so I enlisted his help to fine-tune the styles before releasing it. Thanks, Sean!

Download the WordPress Plugin from the Project Page

For all you folks with WordPress blogs, I’d really appreciate you getting the word out on this and my other Projects. As always, if your trackback is listed, I have nofollow turned off so you’ll get credit for the link! Thanks!

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of the Martech Zone and a recognized expert on digital transformation. Douglas has helped start several successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to launch his own platforms and services. He's a co-founder of Highbridge, a digital transformation consulting firm. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.


    1. Extreme needs to happen next, AL! This changes the look and feel – but the day should be near that Admin can have skins and themes without the need for a plugin!

      Perhaps the admin theme should be an admin.css in the themes directory so that users can package them together!

  1. Great job there Doug.. Frankly, I was bored to death of seeing the same admin panel over and over again..

    The best thing is that it retains the functions while modifying only the style.. Just what I needed. 😀

  2. Love the new screens. Found one problem though. The Presentation/Theme Editor screen isn’t right. The code window is too small to use. It’s tiny like a thumbnail would look.

      1. Will send you a screenshot. Using xphome 5.1.2600 Service pack 2 build 2600 and IE 7. ?

        I made a pdf file of the screendump. Will send attach it to you if I can find your email addr.

        1. That’s a really wacky issue! It appears that the font size just went to a 1 or 2 px size. Even when I override it in the css, I’m not getting the right results. Arrrgh, IE!!!

          (PS: Go Firefox!) 🙂

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