Very cool. I have come across this issue a bunch, but never re-skinned the entire admin panel. Mostly I would strip back what they could see and create custom post types.
I would be interested to see what methods were used in this customization. I am defiantly going to try this is my next project
I'd be very interested in a write-up of methods used in building that interface.
I've used various interface-slimming plugins in the past, but they've often completely fallen off the map in terms of support, and become totally obsolete as WP changes it's admin styles.
While I understand to appeal of this slimmed down interface it does beg the question: How is WordPress still a help in this case? If you don’t need this much of the basic offering of WordPress, why would you still use it? Wouldn’t it be a better and faster solution to simply select a different CMS that is better suited for this task?
We’ve used WordPress as our default CMS because of it’s relatively easy to use admin interface and vast ecosystem, but for the category of websites with a section/story based layout we’re moving to Craft, which is much more flexible for the content editor from the start.
As Wordpress evolves ever-further into the "do-anything" CMS role, I'd love to see something like this become native functionality – you could just 'snap off' the parts you wanted and hide everything else.
Nice work! The template is pretty sexy too.
You should check out rails (if you haven't already). A sinatra app might be a better fit for you here. Or even a much simpler CMS like Perch or Barley for example.
Finally someone did it. This needs to be done for every one-page template available on ThemeForest.
Want please! This looks great.
Really good work. I would like to see the process as to how this was built because I've run into this problem multiple times. A lot of the functionality in Wordpress isn't needed for simple websites, and creating a custom CMS within it would be super useful. Might give this a try for my own applications.
Thanks for sharing.
This is really, really cool. I just wonder if there's an escape hatch to the actual admin interface... in case you need to upgrade, install a plugin, customize something further, etc. But overall this is badass.