Improving Usability in the WordPress Admin (WordCamp Baltimore 2012)

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  • Improving Usability in the WordPress Admin (WordCamp Baltimore 2012)

    1. 1. • WordPress Developer at Growth Spark (Cambridge, MA)• Author: WP Image Size Limit plugin• Developing ~13 years, with WordPress ~4 years
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    4. 4. • WordPress now makes this perfectly possible• But WE need to do the work
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    6. 6. D.I.Y.Growth Spark Starter Themehttps://github.com/growthspark/gs-starter-theme• includes/ • user-capabilities.php PluginsMembershttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/membersRole Scoperhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/role-scoper/
    7. 7. D.I.Y. Add specific capabilities via add_cap()codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities
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    9. 9. • Introduced in WordPress 3.0• Allow you to create any number of additional content types beyond just Posts and Pages• Create content types that are relevant to your client’s needs
    10. 10. D.I.Y.Growth Spark Starter Themehttps://github.com/growthspark/gs-starter-theme• includes/ • cpt.sample.php• img/admin (for sample icons) PluginsCustom Post Type UIhttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/
    11. 11. D.I.Y. via register_post_type()http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/register_post_type
    12. 12. codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_meta_box Variety of field types supported: • Simple text • WSYIWYG Editor • Date • Radio Buttons • Select Boxes • File Upload
    13. 13. D.I.Y.WP Tuts+http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/plugins/how-to-create-custom-wordpress-writemeta-boxes/ PluginsAdvanced Custom Fieldshttp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/
    14. 14. Advanced Custom Fields
    15. 15.  Gradually introduce clients to WordPress by limiting access to advanced & non-essential features Ruthlessly eliminate features that are not needed or relevant to your clients Use Custom Post Types to tailor content management to your clients’ needs Implement Custom Meta Boxes to ensure content creation is as user-friendly & error-proof as possible
    16. 16.  Create custom options panels Customize the TinyMCE toolbar Remove default dashboard & sidebar widgets Brand the login & dashboard screenshttp://github.com/growthspark/gs-starter-theme
    17. 17. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/adminimize/http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/white-label-cms/
    18. 18. http://make.wordpress.org/ui Weekly meetings on IRC

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