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The Best WordPress Admin Plug-ins

There are many WordPress Admin Plug-ins out there, but with each upgrade WordPress is improved thus rendering plug-ins unusable or the developer stops upgrading the plug-in. It’s a chore to go through the plug-ins to see what is still usable and compatible. The following list contains plug-ins that are still very handy to handle your WordPress website/weblog.

Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu

Transforms the admin menu into drop downs saving your some extra clicks. There are optional color schemes and FamFam icons. A very apt plug-in to modify the admin panel.

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Fluency

Fluency adds more to the admin interface design plus several features like:

  • Hover menus
  • Switch between full menu view and icon-only view
  • Hot keys for menu/submenu access
  • Support for both Grey and Classic/Blue color schemes
  • and more…

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WordPress Task Manager

This plug-in display a small task manager in the administration menu of WordPress.

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Adminimize

Adminimize is a WordPress plug-in that lets you hide ‘unnecessary’ items from the WordPress administration menu, submenu and even the ‘Dashboard’, with forwarding to the Manage-page. On top of that, you can also hide post meta controls on the Write page and other areas in the admin-area and Write-page, so as to simplify the editing interface.

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Admin Management Xtended

It adds some icons to the posts/pages management panel with AJAX-driven CMS-known functions like toggling post/page visibility, changing publication date and title without having to open the edit screens or reload the page, plus changing page order with drag’n'drop, inline category management and inline tag management, and more.

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WordPress Tweaks

The WordPress Tweaks plug-in works by adding a “Tweaks” page to your WordPress options. Each individual tweak can be enabled/disabled at will using a checkbox.

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Custom Admin Branding

The Custom Admin Branding Plug-in allows you to brand and customize the WordPress administration area for clients or for personal use. You can display custom images and styles for the login screen, admin header and footer.


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WordPress Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a static caching plug-in for WordPress. It generates HTML files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plug-in you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.

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Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.

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WP-DBManager

Manages your WordPress database. Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

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WP Security Scan

Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions.

  • passwords
  • file permissions
  • database security
  • version hiding
  • WordPress admin protection/security


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Organize Series WordPress

The Organize Series plug-in helps with the organization and presentation of articles/posts you write as part of a series. It helps make it easier for readers of your blog to discover all the series you’ve written and also to easily find post that are part of the same series.

Organize Series actually adds a new taxonomy to the WordPress taxonomy structure so your blog would have “categories”, “tags”, and “series” as the taxonomy types.

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Peter’s Collaboration E-mails

Enhance the “Submit for Review” feature for Contributor users. This plug-in enables automatic e-mails to the relevant users at the different post status transitions: when posts are pending; when they are approved or scheduled; and when their statuses are changed from “pending” back to “draft”.

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Peter’s Post Notes

Add notes on the “edit post” and “edit page” screens’ sidebars in WordPress 2.8 and up. When used with Peter’s Collaboration E-mails 1.2 and up, the notes are sent along with the e-mails in the collaboration workflow. There is also a general and private notes system on the dashboard.

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Future Dashboard Widget

WordPress plug-in for Administration Panel. Display scheduled posts in WordPress dashboard.

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Members

The Members plug-in is a user, role, and content management plug-in. Its purpose is to make WordPress a more powerful CMS by giving you fine-grain control over the users of your site.

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Page Links To

This plug-in allows you to make a WordPress page or post link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress page or post URL. It also will redirect people who go to the old (or “normal”) URL to the new one you’ve chosen (301 Moved Permanently redirects are standard, but you can choose a 302 Moved Temporarily redirect if you wish).

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Zen: Distraction-free writing for WordPress

If you’re a fan of WriteRoom, OmmWriter, or similar tools that help you focus on your words instead of the tools you’re using, this plug-in will soon make your wildest dreams come true (and give you a simple clean environment within WordPress to write to your heart’s content)! While Zen does not replace the existing Edit Post/Page screen, it provides a layer on top that will help you focus more on the quality of your words and less on the distracting fine-tuning of minuscule details.

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PostRank

Integrate PostRank analytics into your dashboard enabling easy viewing of PostRank scores and social media metrics.


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Dashboard: Pending Review

This plug-in shows a list of all posts pending review on the dashboard.

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  1. By Scott Corgan posted on May 27, 2010 at 4:10 pm
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    The only good lists out there are the word press plugin lists. I love discovering new and easier ways to provide great solutions for myself and clients. And, you don’t see so many admin lists! Thanks for this!

  2. By Your Wordpress Blog posted on May 27, 2010 at 10:25 pm
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    Great list! I’ll definitely be taking advantage of fluency on my more regularly updated blogs.

    One backend plugin that I’ve found particularly useful is the Editorial Calendar plugin which is great for scheduling massive amounts of posts in advance.

  3. By Guido Tapia posted on May 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm
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    Hi Hyde,

    You should try the mouse eye tracking plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/picnet-mouse-eye-tracking-service-plugin/) its awesome and I dont just say that coz its mine :) It gives u heat maps, click maps, etc of your visitors.

    Thanks

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