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!


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      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!

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    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. 😀

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    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.

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      The changes are all aesthetic, Thor. The fonts and styles are just a little easier on the eyes. I’d love to take a stab at rewriting the enter thing but time is not on my side. 🙂

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    Saw these comments from back in April, I guess I found the same “thumbnail” size issue with editing categories…

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