It’s not very often that I come across a WordPress admin theme that doesn’t make me want to poke my eyes out, but this one caught my attention.
Our very own @aristath has created a plugin that brings Twitter Bootstrap styles into your WordPress dashboard. Bootstrap Admin is a clean, minimalist administration theme that totally changes the look of your dashboard with new icons, colors and Bootstrap as the backbone.
After you install and activate Bootstrap Admin, your WordPress dashboard will be transformed to look something like this:
So far Bootstrap Admin includes:
- General styling of the WordPress admin area
- Admin menu sub-menus as bootstrap popovers
- Bootstrap Icons for a lot of things
- Default WordPress forms theming
- Buttons theming
- Post boxes theming
- Style the admin using LESS
- Includes WPMUdev Pro-Sites optimizations
- Includes WPMUdev MarketPress optimizations
The plugin also incorporates the Elusive-Icons Webfont, a sleek package of vector icons made for Bootstrap. Elusive-Icons Webfont is an open source font that can be used in your projects without licencing and/or attribution.
Style the WordPress Admin Using LESS
Another cool feature of Bootstrap Admin is the ability to style the admin using LESS. phpless is included in the plugin for compiling your code. It can be turned on or off in the includes/config.php file.
If you’re a big fan of Twitter Bootstrap, you’ll appreciate the overall cleaner look that Bootstrap Admin brings to the WordPress dashboard. Even if you’re just bored with the default WordPress admin, this plugin is a great option for sprucing things up. In the future @aristath plans to add the ability to completely re-brand your WordPress administration. If you’d like to contribute to the project, jump in on github and lend a hand.