Hi Friends! Today is Day 2 of our brand new #loveonyourblog series. We are going to spend these next couple of weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day loving on our blogs. As with most important things in life, we have to start internally before we can get to aesthetics. Yesterday, we cleaned up our computer desktops so we could sit down at our computers and feel relaxed. In case you missed yesterday’s instagram post, here it is:
FEBRUARY! It's the start of a brand new month, week, and day, a clean slate. A fresh start. My favorite month! Because I love, LOVE. Today also marks the beginning of our new "14 days of loving on your blog" series. Some days I'll be posting on instagram, others there will be blog posts. Today's assignment is simple. In order to #loveonyourblog you must feel organized when you sit down at your computer. Organize your computer's desktop. If you have a million files all over, delete/file/organize them however you like, but tomorrow your desktop needs to be clear so we can get focused on your blog. This simple task might take me a few hours, because I've neglected mine as of late. 😛 ?? xo #WordPress #WebDesign #Blogging #Bloggers #entrepreneur #girlboss #TipsAndTricks #TADA #genesiswp #putabowonit
Today we are going to do something that most people probably do not know is even possible. It is a simple thing that will make a huge impact on your workflow. We are going to learn how to Organize Your WordPress Admin Menu. That sidebar to the left once you log into your site.
It may seen like a daunting task, but it’s as simple as installing the free Admin Menu Editor plugin. Hooray! I love a simple change that makes a big difference. Below are the Admin Menu Editor plugin features:
- Change menu titles, URLs, icons, CSS classes and so on.
- Organize menu items via drag & drop.
- Change menu permissions by setting the required capability or role.
- Move a menu item to a different submenu.
- Create custom menus that point to any part of the Dashboard or an external URL.
- Hide/show any menu or menu item. A hidden menu is invisible to all users, including administrators.
Pretty. Sweet. Let’s get this thing installed and configured!
Click here to download the Admin Menu Editor plugin.
(or search for it from within your dashboard if you know how – tutorial for this in our TADA WordPress Tutorials Library.)
From your dashboard click on Plugins>Add New.
Click the “upload plugin” button at the top of that page.
Upload the zip file you just downloaded.
Click Activate Plugin.
Once the plugin is active, go to Settings>Menu Editor.
You’ll see a screen like the one below.
From here you can drag and rearrange menu items, select the down arrow next to a title and change the name of any menu item, as well as the role capability of who is able to see that menu item when they login.
Such a sweet little plugin that does so much. I highly recommend renaming your menu items to match your brand and personality. Function comes first, so make sure you know exactly what they mean, but have some fun with it and get creative 😉
If you like these kinds of tutorials, you will love our TADA tutorial library. I am currently investing every minute of my work day building it into something spectacular. With those new additions the price will be increasing, if it sounds like something you’re interested in you’ll want to purchase access now. The existing tutorials are pretty awesome awesome as well.
Happy Organizing! See you back tomorrow for Day 3 of our #LoveOnYourBlog series.