There are many admin area themes but only a few gives your dashboard a clean classic style that can be used for a longer duration of time. This article list three WordPress plugin that enables a beautiful dashboard themes as soon you activate them. Following are the most popular and best admin area themes you must give try.
You can copy or convert terms between different taxonomies like categories, tags and other custom taxonomies wither created by you manually or present with some activate plugins and theme. Taxonomy Converter is the new WordPress plugin based on Categories to Tags Converter. The plugin allows you to copy (duplicate) or convert (move) terms from one taxonomy to another or to multiple taxonomies while maintaining associated posts.
Install and activate Taxonomy Converter plugin then visit Dashboard -> Tools -> Import screen and click on Taxonomy Converter.
With brand new WordPress Canvas Shortcodes plugin you can quickly insert Accordion, Tabs, Toggle, Columns, Testimonials, Borders, Buttons, Full Width, Notifications, Google Maps, Social Icons, Progress Bars, Pricing, Highlights, Custom HTML, Code etc in your website pages using its fast shortcode generator.
Muki Tag Cloud is the new new WordPress tag cloud plugin that allows you to display creative, beautiful and colourful tag cloud. Install and activate Muki Tag Cloud plugin. After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> Muki Tag Cloud page.
Now from the options page you can set you tag cloud widget’s width, height in percent or pixel. You can set Tag Cloud to display random or order them by article, you can set smallest & largest font size and color scheme. It shows you real time tag cloud preview.
Finally, you can add the widget to sidebar or any other widget area from Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page.
You can display any feed content as your own post content in your WordPress site. Virtual Posts is the new plugin that can publish virtual posts from any feed and instead of creating post copies it creates it’s own “virtual” posts and shows the feed content as a post.
First install and activate Virtual Posts plugin. Upon activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings->Virtual Posts and add your feeds. You can set maximum number of items to show for each feed.
From the ‘General’ tab you can set minutes between cron jobs to fetch feeds. Default fetch interval time is 20 minutes.The plugin also provides you a widget for displaying virtual posts in your sidebar.
MFS Campaigns is the powerful, easy and till now best WordPress plugin for randomly displaying campaigns with custom links on the top of your WordPress site. It provides you the best way of creating multiple campaigns from admin area dashboard and that’s all. Rest is done buy the plugin itself. It will be displaying campaigns randomly on your website. It gives a neat display and is not at all disturbing, your visitors may hide the campaign box by clicking small x button. Just like old Wikipedia’s begging messages.
Easy Media Download provides you the easiest way to add downloadable media file buttons. This is the new WordPress plugin that activates an easy shortcode button that offers file download to your readers, your readers can download digital media files from your website. It instantly starts the download once the button is clicked.
You can select default link for images while uploading or inserting them inside your WordPress site, in posts or pages. You can select default link to None, Attachment Page, Media File or Custom URL. Default Image Link is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to do so.
Generally when you insert a image in any of your post or page by default,it always appear to be self-linked i.e. liked with its self file. But now by using Default Image Link plugin you can establish the link type by default for images without having to worry about selecting a different option on each occasion.
As said by the developers, For SEO & other reasons most website owners prefer images to have ‘none’ link. And there are many other who prefer images to be liked to their Attachment page or self file (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.)
Now if you use this new plugin then you can define link type for each image and then there will be no need of modifying image at the time you are using those images. Previously inserted image links are not modified.
Installation & Usage:
Instal and activate the plugin. After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> Default Image Link page and there you can select default image link option from:
- Media File
- Attachment Page
- Custom URL (You must write custom URL for each image)
Great for multi-author WordPress sites where sometimes authors forget about selecting correct link for each image used in their post etc. Another good thing about thus plugin is that you can disable it after defining default image link and re-enable it for changing default image link again.
Earlier we discussed how you can disable website field in WordPress comment form. Now this tutorial explains you how you can easily dis-allow your website commenter from including links in their main comment’s body.Automatic Comment SPAM Disable is the new WordPress plugin is the new WordPress plugin created for automatic deletion of comment spams and then delete them.
WordPress plugin repo. has new handy plugin for the bloggers and webmasters who need managing a lot of media files. With this new plugin you can create unlimited amount of media taxonomies (just like categories and tags), manage your custom media taxonomies in a better way, easily filter media files in Media Library by your custom taxonomies, create new media file types (MIME types) and more.
Removing all useless things and saving server space is very very important, it makes your website run fast, keeps your database light and quick and also your backups becomes light weight. After you upload any big image in your WordPress media library for using it inside your post content etc, BY DEFAULT WordPress doesn’t removes the unused original size image, thus every time increases some size of your site’s upload directory.
In-case if you don’t know about Shortcodes Ultimate plugin, Shortcodes Ultimate is a powerful and very useful plugin that enables cool shortcodes in your WordPress installation. Using this plugin you can quickly create buttons, boxes, different sliders, quotes and more. It retrieves many premium themes features and allows you to present content in a more beautiful way. Also it includes a visual shortcode generator that use can use right from your post editor. We have already discussed about the plugin a few months back, now it is loaded with more cool features and is more easy to use.
Now lets come to new Twitter’s Bootstrap Shortcodes Ultimate Add-on, this plugin. Likewise we all know Bootstrap is a sleek, intuitive, and powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster and easier web development. This new Shortcode Ultimate add-on plugin gives you full power of Bootstrap by enabling shortcodes for Twitter’s Bootstrap 3 CSS and components.
Cream6 is the new user-friendly WordPress admin area theme with responsive layout. It is available for download as a plugin at WordPress Plugin Repository.There are Screeno configuration options to set. Simply install and activate it and that’s all, your new admin section is ready to use.
Given screenshot shows its truly responsive layout in different widgets. It works much better than other admin themes and provides better display in different screen sizes.
Formilla.com provides you a free live chat widget plugin called Formilla Live Chat, it allows you to chat with your website visitors, your visitors can ask any questions if they have or when they need any support. It provides you a new clean and user-friendly interface. Core plugin features of the plugin allows you to:
- Begin live chat immediately. Live chat button appears on your WordPress site upon installation/activation of this plugin.
- You can use your favorite live chat client as long as it works with Google Talk (e.g. Pidgin, Trillian, IMO, etc.) or Skype
- You can respond to chats on the go using your iPhone, Android, or any smart phone live chat client supporting Google Talk or Skype.
- Enable proactive chat, provides you multiple customizations, ability to setup your hours of operation, appear available or unavailable.
- You can add multiple users and support incoming live chats from your customers, displays an ‘Email us’ button on your site when you’re offline. And you can manage offline messages through customer inbox.
- Keep chat history and offline emails, search from your live chat history or offline emails by customer email address, priority, status (new, read, pending, complete), flagged vs. unflagged, and also assign an item to another user of your Formilla.com Live Chat account.
- Export your customers’ live chat email addresses to construct email marketing campaigns via your preferred tool.
- Respond to offline email submissions directly from the Formilla.com Live Chat customer inbox.
- Forward offline email submissions from your customers to other departments or staff directly from the Formilla.com Live Chat customer inbox.
- Add private comments to any live chat historical record in your Formilla.com Live Chat customer inbox
- Inbox includes the customer’s technical details such as operating system, browser, screen resolution, custom variables, etc.
How To SetUp Formilla Live Chat Plugin In WordPress?
Start by installing and activating Formilla Live Chat plugin. Upon activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Formilla Chat and SignUp using the form given there. It just takes some minutes to setup your first live chat widget and get it on and running. After you finish registration process, your live chat widget is instantly generated and becomes available on your website for your customers to chat with you.
Formilla Live Chat page integrated within wordpress where you’ll receive and respond to chats.
Chat widget installed on your wordpress site upon activation of Formilla.com Live Chat plugin.
Chat Customer Inbox. View chat history, search and respond to offline email submissions, etc.
Configure options for your chat widget such as proactive chat, hours of operation, and email notifications.
For further usage questions refer to this link.
You can make your multisite management better by adding more useful functions for super admins. Multisite Enhancements is the new WordPress plugin that allows you to enhance the network admin area by adding some new useful functions to it like the plugin adds several useful items to the multisite ‘Network Admin’ admin bar, it enables ‘Add New’ link under the Plugins menu only for Network admins (super admins), shows which blogs have which plugin and theme active and much more.
GooglePlus Multi-Authorship provides a straightforward solution to WordPress users, it allows you to properly add Google+ Authorship markup to the head of each post & page on a multi-authored website.
The plugin follows recommended use of rel=”author” tag and points author name to its Google+ profile in search results
- The appropriate author’s Google+ profile is used for each single post and page.
- The plugin adds both the rel=”author” and rel=”publisher” on single posts and pages.
- The plugin adds only the rel=”publisher” link tag on the home page, front page and archive pages
- You can set a default Google+ profile to be used as a fallback if there’s no Google+ profile specified for an author in his WP user profile settings.
How to use GooglePlus Multi-Authorship?
Install and activate GooglePlus Multi-Authorship plugin.
After activation each author should add their Google+ profile URL in their WP user profile settings.
Visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> G+ Multi-Authorship admin page and here you can provide a default Google+ author profile below. This will be used when an author has not added a Google Plus profile in his/her WP user profile settings. Leave it blank if you don’t want to use a default.
With new Ajaxy Search Keyword Analyzer & Tracker, webmasters can track live searches happening on their website, they can track the search keyword and can easily get to know what website visitors are looking for in their website. You can easily get started, simply install and activate Ajaxy Search Keyword Analyzer & Tracker plugin. Upon activation the plugin adds a dashboard widgets showing you all search stats and reports.
P2 Post Feedback is the new WordPress plugin for P2 Theme users. The plugin enables all registered users in your website to vote for several topics. All you need to do is install and activate this new P2 Addon plugin in your WordPress based website and you are done. See the following screenshot.
Vimeo Master is a powerful and outstanding WordPress plugin that allows you to integrate superb Vimeo Video Sharing Network into your WordPress site. The plugin uses minimal html5 code (with no javascipt or Ajax) for fast page load times and gives a completely professional look. Great for professional video presentations for business, design, arts, etc. Looks great inside WordPress content like pages, posts and other custom post types with its shortcode framework implementation. Provides you full control over Auto-Play, Video Loop, Video Color and Video Size to match your template. Demo.
Organized Docs is the brand new WordPress plugin you can use for creating beautifully organized documentation for multiple products organized by product and subsections within each product. After activation the plugin activates a new new post type ‘Docs’ in WordPress admin section. You can create documentation for multiple items like multiple software product and organize them neatly, by product. Its main admin section page (Dashboard -> Docs -> All Docs) lists all your products. Clicking on each product directs you to the docs only for that particular product. You can organize your products into subsections and they lists each individual article in that docs section.
By default WordPress use dash (-) for separting words in permakinks (URL slugs) but you can easily change it to underscores (_). There are two methods. First you can do this by using a plugin or you have to paste some code you your site’s standard plugin or theme’s function.php file.