Are you a WordPress developer? Stay tuned. Are you a WordPress blog administrator? Stay tuned as well. Looking forward to customize your WordPress admin area? In this post, we’ll look at some of the best free administrator WordPress widgets available. Many of these plugins have very similar names, so it might be easy to get them confused. However, if you look closely you’ll find each does something slightly different.
However, the widgets we will review today will help you to take charge of your WordPress admin duties among other things. Do you use an admin theme? If so, which one? Tell us in the comments below. You might also want to take a look at our previous selections: Parallax Scrolling WordPress Premium Themes, Google Maps Widgets for WordPress, Animal Inspired Logo Design Ideas and Free Contemporary WordPress Themes.
1. VideoWhisper Video Presentation
VideoWhisper Video Consultation is a web based video communication solution designed for online video consultations, interactive live presentations, trainings, webinars, coaching and online collaboration with webcam support.
2. Yasr – Yet Another Stars Rating
Yet Another Stars Rating (YASR) is a new system review based on jquery plugin RateIT. With YASR you can make your own review or let your visitors vote, and you can even create multiple sets (a set of stars for each aspect to rate).
3. Rating-Widget – Star Rating System
The Rating-Widget Star Ratings WordPress plugin allows you to create and manage ratings from within your WordPress dashboard. You can embed thumb & star ratings into your posts, pages or comments.
4. User Meta Manager
User Meta Manager is a handy plugin, with a simple interface, for managing user meta data. Add, edit, or delete meta data for individual members, or all members. Add custom user meta fields to the user profile editor. Create forms using short codes which allow members to update user meta data.
5. Genki Announcement
Easily switch on and off through Admin Options. Display message without editing theme files. Display different message to different roles/users.
6. Webmaster User Role
Adds a new “Admin” user role between Administrator and Editor. Perfect for clients and those who know just enough to be dangerous. iThemes Security – hide iThemes security menus. Sucuri Scanner (Sucuri) – hide security scan information.
7. WordPress Server Load
The WordPress Server Load Plugin adds a Server Load Averages and Server Uptime widget into your Admin Dashboard. This Plugin does not add any options page in your WordPress Admin Dashboard. After activating the Plugin, go to your Admin Dashboard Home and see the new widget.
8. WP Construction Mode
Set entire website or specific page under construction or maintenance. Admin can still view the site, perfect for developing new websites or pages. Change Background: this feature will allow you to choose a background color, or set an image as a background.
9. cbnet Multi Author Comment Notification
Easily enable email notification of new comments to users other than the post author. Via Dashboard -> Settings -> Discussion, enable email notification to users by site admin, user role (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber ), or define arbitary email addresses to notify.
10. Auto Upload Images
When you want to save a post, this plugin search for image urls which exists in post and automatically upload external images to WordPress upload directory and replace external link with your link. Automatically add image to Media Library and attach to post.