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In WordPress we’ve been given a robust framework to make our websites amazing for visitors around the world, but what about making the editing and administration experience exceptional for us? How much time do we give ourselves to make the WordPress administration experience in wp-admin as efficient and usable for our Editors and Authors?
is_admin() and current_user_can()– these functions helps us know if the current page is an administration screen and whether the user is signed in as someone who has the capabilities for something. This is my hidden little gem to make messages appear in custom ACF Blocks or execute a function only on a specific admin page to specific user roles. I’ve found it invaluable over the years to do anything I want to in the administration area.
A staple for many WordPress Developers, it helps customize almost the entire user interface of the administration area. While the free version in the .org repo focuses on just customizing the side menu, the Pro version goes way beyond that and provides that capability to handle the top menu, override the admin CSS, turn blocks off, edit user roles, and more with minimal load to the back-end.
If you work with Advanced Custom Fields then you’ll love this! This plugin provides optimizations and improvements for ACF like the ability to create a new Gutenberg block or a front-end form via a GUI. This helps
LearnDash is taking cutting-edge e-learning methodology and infusing it into WordPress. Trusted to power the learning programs for major universities, small to mid-size companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and bloggers worldwide.
The Clarity plugin acts as an adblocker for the admin panel. I appreciate their approach and their draft on ads policy.