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This file handles the admin area and functions.
You can use this file to make changes to the
dashboard. Updates to this page are coming soon.
It's turned off by default, but you can call it
via the functions file.
Developed by: Eddie Machado
Special Thanks for code & inspiration to:
@jackmcconnell -
Digging into WP -
/************* DASHBOARD WIDGETS *****************/
// disable default dashboard widgets
function disable_default_dashboard_widgets() {
// remove_meta_box('dashboard_right_now', 'dashboard', 'core'); // Right Now Widget
remove_meta_box('dashboard_recent_comments', 'dashboard', 'core'); // Comments Widget
remove_meta_box('dashboard_incoming_links', 'dashboard', 'core'); // Incoming Links Widget
remove_meta_box('dashboard_plugins', 'dashboard', 'core'); // Plugins Widget
// remove_meta_box('dashboard_quick_press', 'dashboard', 'core'); // Quick Press Widget
remove_meta_box('dashboard_recent_drafts', 'dashboard', 'core'); // Recent Drafts Widget
remove_meta_box('dashboard_primary', 'dashboard', 'core'); //
remove_meta_box('dashboard_secondary', 'dashboard', 'core'); //
// removing plugin dashboard boxes
remove_meta_box('yoast_db_widget', 'dashboard', 'normal'); // Yoast's SEO Plugin Widget
have more plugin widgets you'd like to remove?
share them with us so we can get a list of
the most commonly used. :D
Now let's talk about adding your own custom Dashboard widget.
Sometimes you want to show clients feeds relative to their
site's content. For example, the feed for a sports
site. Here is an example Dashboard Widget that displays recent
entries from an RSS Feed.
For more information on creating Dashboard Widgets, view:
// RSS Dashboard Widget
function bones_rss_dashboard_widget() {
if(function_exists('fetch_feed')) {
include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php'); // include the required file
$feed = fetch_feed(''); // specify the source feed
$limit = $feed->get_item_quantity(7); // specify number of items
$items = $feed->get_items(0, $limit); // create an array of items
if ($limit == 0) echo '<div>The RSS Feed is either empty or unavailable.</div>'; // fallback message
else foreach ($items as $item) : ?>
<h4 style="margin-bottom: 0;">
<a href="<?php echo $item->get_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php echo $item->get_date('j F Y @ g:i a'); ?>" target="_blank">
<?php echo $item->get_title(); ?>
<p style="margin-top: 0.5em;">
<?php echo substr($item->get_description(), 0, 200); ?>
<?php endforeach;
// calling all custom dashboard widgets
function bones_custom_dashboard_widgets() {
wp_add_dashboard_widget('bones_rss_dashboard_widget', 'Recently on Themble (Customize on admin.php)', 'bones_rss_dashboard_widget');
Be sure to drop any other created Dashboard Widgets
in this function and they will all load.
// removing the dashboard widgets
add_action('admin_menu', 'disable_default_dashboard_widgets');
// adding any custom widgets
add_action('wp_dashboard_setup', 'bones_custom_dashboard_widgets');
/************* CUSTOM LOGIN PAGE *****************/
// calling your own login css so you can style it
function bones_login_css() {
/* I couldn't get wp_enqueue_style to work :( */
echo '<link rel="stylesheet" href="' . get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/library/css/login.css">';
// changing the logo link from to your site
function bones_login_url() { return home_url(); }
// changing the alt text on the logo to show your site name
function bones_login_title() { return get_option('blogname'); }
// calling it only on the login page
add_action('login_head', 'bones_login_css');
add_filter('login_headerurl', 'bones_login_url');
add_filter('login_headertitle', 'bones_login_title');
/************* CUSTOMIZE ADMIN *******************/
I don't really recommend editing the admin too much
as things may get funky if WordPress updates. Here
are a few funtions which you can choose to use if
you like.
// Custom Backend Footer
function bones_custom_admin_footer() {
echo '<span id="footer-thankyou">Developed by <a href="" target="_blank">Your Site Name</a></span>. Built using <a href="" target="_blank">Bones</a>.';
// adding it to the admin area
add_filter('admin_footer_text', 'bones_custom_admin_footer');
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