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Improving Usability in the WordPress Admin (WordCamp Baltimore 2012)



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  • Add rolescoper plugin


  • 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. • WordPress now makes this perfectly possible• But WE need to do the work
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  • 6. D.I.Y.Growth Spark Starter Theme• includes/ • user-capabilities.php PluginsMembers Scoper
  • 7. D.I.Y. Add specific capabilities via add_cap()
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  • 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. D.I.Y.Growth Spark Starter Theme• includes/ • cpt.sample.php• img/admin (for sample icons) PluginsCustom Post Type UI
  • 11. D.I.Y. via register_post_type()
  • 12. Variety of field types supported: • Simple text • WSYIWYG Editor • Date • Radio Buttons • Select Boxes • File Upload
  • 13. D.I.Y.WP Tuts+ PluginsAdvanced Custom Fields
  • 14. Advanced Custom Fields
  • 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.  Create custom options panels Customize the TinyMCE toolbar Remove default dashboard & sidebar widgets Brand the login & dashboard screens
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  • 18. Weekly meetings on IRC