What’s the C9 Admin Dashboard Plugin?
The C9 Admin Dashboard plugin is a combination of enhancements, and settings that help reorganize the default WordPress Admin experience for all users that login.
Hiding unnecessary sections of the admin, excessive error messages, update notices, and worthless dashboard widgets are the cornerstone of the C9 Admin Dashboard plugin so you can get down to the business of building landing pages and content on your WordPress website.
New WordPress admin Dashboard Widget
The default WordPress dashboard tends to be unhelpful, slightly confusing for new users, and quite a few key parts of the admin are hidden behind several other admin menus. Our new dashboard widget is enabled by default upon plugin activation, and includes links to widget areas, navigation links, and helpful buttons for adding a new post or page quickly from the admin dashboard.
Modern Web FIles Support
WordPress also lacks support for modern web files such as SVGs and WEBM videos, so we added support for those and several other file formats upon activation, and created a simple admin settings page for additional user interface customizations to the admin.
Admin Minimalist Skin
There’s also a default admin skin added to give the backend a slightly more minimalist aesthetic. Every setting can be enabled or disabled from the Settings > C9 Admin section of the admin that shows up after plugin activation.
Image size limit settings
For our clients who create a lot of content with image galleries, we introduced settings to introduce warnings when high resolution images are uploaded instead of web resolution images to keep your media library from becoming too bloated.
Label Admin Menus
We also found it would be easier to label some of the default pages of the admin, so we gave C9 Admin users a place to customize those labels from the settings page. This turns Posts into News Posts or Blog Posts, and the Pages into Landing Pages.
The whole list of features
Enhancements Upon Activation
- Additional File support for SVG, WEBM, OGV
- Minimalist admin skin enabled
- Post + Page Edit screens maximized on non full-screen editor windows from Gutenberg
- Dashboard widget with links activated for all users
- Hiding unnecessary dashboard widgets such as WP Events, Incoming Links, WordPress.com Blog, Quick Press, and activity
- Adds column for featured images in posts
- Disable admin bar on frontend
- Disable media attachment pages
- Hide developer specific items like the Tools menu and Theme settings
- Hide admin notices and errors to non-admin users
- Limit size of image uploads
- Hide Plugins menu item
- Hide Comments menu item
- Hide default Posts menu item
- Change admin menu labels
- Hide update notifications and badges and updates page
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C9 Starter Theme
To show off the flexibility and design patterns of C9 Blocks, we created a simple theme called the C9 Starter Theme. It combines the best of WordPress’ popular starter theme _s (Underscores) with the power of modern build tools like NPM and Gulp. Best of all, our theme and plugin suite works seamlessly with the new Gutenberg editor, so you’ll always be in compliance with the latest WordPress trends and best practices.
This is our latest Gutenberg-powered WordPress theme, and it’s called C9 Work. It features a mega menu, as well as full WooCommerce catalog support. The theme will be free for users subscribed to our early access list, and has customized Gutenberg styles for paragraphs, C9 Grid blocks, C9 Container blocks, and image blocks. There’s also additional support for Gravity Forms, and a search field in the main header navigation of this theme.
The entire site is powered by Bootstrap’s responsive grid framework, CSS Grid, and the C9 Blocks plugin.
To show off the power of C9 Blocks with the C9 Starter Theme, we’ve created a free Gutenberg-powered single page theme called the C9 Music. It sports GreenSock animations on navigation links with the help of ScrollMagic, and has support for WooCommerce so you can sell shredded heavy metal t-shirts to your most loyal fans.
Develop your own WordPress Themes with C9 Blocks
Bootstrap 4 + underscores
MINIMALIST BOOTSTRAP STARTER THEME
Unlimited CSS Column Grid Layouts
Twenty Twenty WordPress Theme SUpport
Twenty Nineteen WordPress Theme Support
30+ Section Templates
15+ Landing Pages
c9 ADMIN PLUGIN
Online docs + TUtorials
Community support forum
Watch a timelapse video as we build a homepage from scratch for the new WordPress Twenty Twenty theme with the help of the C9 Blocks plugin.
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