In this post, I will discuss about a WordPress plugin which can be used to rebrand WordPress and add custom branding, hide default WordPress messages, change and add roles and capabilities, set custom From email address and From name, customize dashboard panels, customize menus and sub menus, customize color scheme for elements, change default WordPress icons and favicons, change WordPress admin page, add login templates, change WordPress logo, remove WordPress dashboard widgets, hide admin bar and add custom meta box.
When you are designing sites in WordPress for yourself, then it’s all good. But there are occasions where you don’t want to show a client that you are using WordPress for your project. Personally I am a big fan of WordPress and I don’t mind showing that I use WordPress for myself as it is used by billions of blogs. However, if you want to rebrand WordPress for a client then, you can use this powerful plugin.
Here are the features of this plugin:
1) Hide default WordPress messages: In the admin panel WordPress has lots of messages like News and who’s linking and stuffs like that. For some projects you don’t need all that. Also, you can hide WordPress update message, WordPress download link message, WordPress contextual help, screen options, and WordPress favorite actions. By using this plugin you can hide all these messages.
2) Change individual roles and capabilities: Apart from that you can create new roles in your WordPress install. The default role manage of WordPress is okay for Admin, contributor and author use. But if you want to enhance or depreciate individual capabilities of roles then you can do that by this plugin. Apart from that you can make new roles and give new capabilities to these roles. You can change the roles and capabilities of Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, and Subscriber. Also, you can disable wp-admin section for a particular user role and add a redirect page URL.
You have the option to change the following capabilities for a use role: Activate plugins, Create users, Delete pages, Delete published posts, Delete users, Edit other pages, Edit plugins, Edit private posts, Edit roles, Edit users, Edit files, Edit pages, Edit themes, Install plugins, Manage categories, Manage links, Publish pages, Publish posts, Remove users, Switch themes, Update core, Upload files, Add users, Delete plugins, Update plugins, Update themes, Delete roles, Edit dashboard, Edit posts, Edit pages, Edit theme options, Import, Export, Install themes, List users, Manage options, Moderate comments, Restrict content, Unfiltered HTML, Create roles, Delete posts, Delete themes, etc.
3) Set From email address: Now, whenever a user is registered WordPress or a password is changed an email comes to the admin. However, this email comes from “WordPress” and not from the site. You can change this and add your own email address from the plugin settings page. Also, you have the option to change the From name in WordPress.
4) Customize dashboard panels: By using this plugin you can change the default WordPress dashboard panels. You can create a number of dashboard boxes as per your requirements and you can remove the default dashboard boxes. You have the option to change the title of dashboard panel and dashboard panel content.
5) Customize menus: You can easily hide all the default top-level and sub menus of the WordPress and then you can create your own menus. You can also change the order of WordPress menus.
You can remove the following WordPress menus: Hide Dashboard, Hide Posts, Hide Media, Hide Links, Hide Pages, Hide Comments, Hide Contextual Help, Hide Site Tour, Hide Shortcodes, Hide Custom widget area, Hide Appearance, Hide Plugins, Hide Users, Hide Tools, Hide Settings, Hide Your Profile.
Also, you can remove the following WordPress sub menus: Hide Home, Hide Updates, Hide All Posts, Hide Add New, Hide Categories, Hide Post tags, Hide Library, Hide Link categories, Hide All Pages, Hide All Comments, Hide Options, Hide Downloads, Hide Themes, Hide Widgets, Hide Background, Hide Header, Hide Editor, Hide All Users, Hide Available Tools, Hide Import, Hide Export, Hide General, Hide Reading, Hide Writing, Hide Discussion, Hide Media, Hide Privacy, Hide Permalinks, etc.
6) Customize color schemes: Apart from that you can change the default color scheme used by WordPress to have your own.
You can change the colors of the following items:
i) Menus and Sub menus: Menu color, Menu Link Hover color, Current Menu Font color, Current gradient top, Current gradient bottom, Sub menu background, Sub menu link color, Sub menu link hover color, Sub menu hover color, and Sub menu active color.
ii) Content Area: Background color, Font color, H2 and subtitle text shadow, Link color and Link hover color.
iii) Meta boxes and widgets: Head gradient bottom, Head gradient top, Header font color, Header font hover color, Header font shadow color, Content gradient top, Content gradient bottom, and border color.
iv) Tables: Font color, Header font color, Header font shadow, Row color, Alternate row color and border color.
v) Screen options and Contextual help: Tab gradients color, background color, border color and header border color.
vi) WordPress Messages: Update Nag background color, Update Nag border color, Update Nag font color, Updated background color, Updated border color, Updated font color, Error background color, Error border color and Error font color.
vii) Forms: Background color and Border color.
viii) Buttons: Gradients color, border color, font color, Hover border, Hover font, Disabled background color, Disabled border color, and Disabled font color.
ix) Pages, Posts and Custom post types edit screen: Add new background color, Title input background color, Title input border color, Custom fields header color, Custom fields header border color, Custom fields background color, and Custom fields content border color.
x) Editor: Gradients color, Border color, Footer color and background color.
7) Change icons and favicons: There are many default icons in WordPress install. You can change all of them and can include new icons for your Dashboard and internal pages. For changing the favicons you have to upload a new favicon which will replace the default WordPress favicon.
8) Change WordPress admin login page and logos: By using this plugin you can change the admin and login screen, login logo, login templates, etc. in your WordPress install. You can remove the default WordPress logo from the admin and login screen and can place your own site logo. You can also change the look and feel of the WordPress admin and login pages by adding custom CSS codes. The best part is that the plugin comes with a variety of pre-designed login templates. That means you can put a login template of your own.
You can also customize the logo by changing logo opacity, background color, background position and background repeat.
For the login form, you can set up horizontal and vertical form positioning, background color, background repeat, background position, opacity, Label color, font size, Border width, Border style, Border color, Corner radius for top left, top right, bottom left and bottom right. Also, you can customize From shadow color, set up horizontal and vertical position, blur, size, Input text field background color, Input text field border color, Input text field shadow color, Shadow opacity, Submit button color, and Submit button font color.
9) Remove Dashboard widgets: From the plugin settings page, you can remove Right now, Recent comments, Incoming links, Plugins, Recent drafts, WordPress blog, and Other WordPress widgets.
10) Hide Admin bar: You can remove the top Admin bar in WordPress. You have the option to hide Admin bar settings on the profiles of users. Also, you can hide each Admin bar item like Edit my profile, Log Out, Visit Site, Add New Post, Add New Media, Add New Link, Add New Page, Add New User, Comments, etc.
11) Import and Export settings: You have the option to upload and download the settings of your site.
12) Edit Screen options: You can enable or disable the following Screen options: Featured image, Revisions, Excerpt, Send trackbacks, Custom fields, Discussion, Comments, Slug, Author. Categories, Tags, etc.
13) Custom meta box: You can add custom meta box to the WordPress dashboard. Also, you can enable or disable them for specific users roles.
If you want to rebrand WordPress dashboard, customize menus, icons, logo, admin, and login page for the WordPress multisite and network installation, then you can use this plugin.