Editing WordPress Dashboard

Adding a custom dashboard logo, changing dashboard color and editing other dashboard views Like Footer, Publish Button, WP-Toolbar Menus, Etc.
If your have multiple authors in your blog and you want to hide default dashboard logo with a new custom logo. Upload your logo image in template>>images folder then open your theme’s function.php file and add this code:

add_action(‘admin_head’, ‘my_custom_logo’);

function my_custom_logo() {

echo ‘

<style type=”text/css”>
#header-logo { background-image: url(‘.get_bloginfo(‘template_directory’).’/images/custom-logo.gif) !important; }
</style>

‘;
}

You may also use Dashboard Tweaks, it changes the WordPress dashboard logo in the top-left of the toolbar with your own. If you like you can easily link the this logo to homepage of your website hiding the other WordPress menu items like external links to WordPress.org, Codex and forums etc. and not this much I used it can easily hide site’s sub menu (Visit Site option) including comments balloon, Howdy at top right logout menu, tab title, you can edit Publish icon on the Add New post page. You can reduce page heading size and font of Dashboard menus etc.

Some good plugins are available that can easily give a new look to your dashboard:

Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu

All admin links available in a neat horizontal drop down menu. Saves lots of screen real estate!

Easy Admin Color Schemes

The Easy Admin Color Schemes plugin allows users to easily customize the colors of the administration interface for WordPress.

Adminimize

Adminimize is a WordPress plugin that lets you hide ‘unnecessary’ items from the WordPress backend and provides many other options.

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