WP Easy Admin Plugin


A couple of days ago I wrote a tutorial on how to display content for only the admin to see. I kept thinking a bit more about what else I could do with this WordPress trick and I ended up creating the WP Easy Admin plugin. I’m no PHP guru, and I’ve never made a WordPress plugin before, so go easy on me!


WP Easy Admin is a WordPress plugin that creates a navigation bar at the top of your site, with quick access links to the default WordPress admin panel options pages (Dashboard, Write, Manage, etc.). The navigation bar is only visible to administrators who are logged in.


The WP Easy Admin Options Panel

WP Easy Admin Navigation Bar


Click here to download the WP Easy Admin plugin.

Installation & Activation

  1. Upload the “easy-admin” folder to your plugins directory at /wp-content/plugins
  2. Login to the WordPress admin panel and click on “Plugins”
  3. Look for “WP Easy Admin” and click on “Activate” to install


This plugin requires the following tags to work correctly:

  • <?php wp_head(); ?>
  • <?php wp_footer(); ?>

This plugin uses wp_head to place some of the Javascript and CSS in the section of your site and wp_footer to place the actual navigation bar and links.


The following options are available for customization through the WP Easy Admin options panel:

  • Background color
  • Link color
  • Link hover color
  • Font family
  • Font size
  • Text Align
  • Text shadow color

Licenses and Credits

Feedback and Support

If you have any comments, suggestions, or questions about this plugin, please leave a comment on this post or contact us using our contact form.


Towards the end of the development stage for this plugin, I wanted some feedback so I had a few buds test it out. I was told by one of them that there’s a plugin like this that already exists! I was pretty disappointed but I’ve decided to release it just for the hell of it. Enjoy!

24 thoughts on “WP Easy Admin Plugin

  1. Just because a similar plugin’s been done, doesn’t really mean you should stop doing something like that — especially if you have improvements over the other one.

    Congrats for this plugin, would love to use and learn from it!

  2. I am even more of a PHP noob than you are. I’ve learned quite a lot from your script. In fact I’m using the method you used to create your options page to control the look of my own plugin … http://ryanhellyer.net/2008/01/14/suckerfish-wordpress-plugin/

    So I will now be able to offer my users the ability to control the look of their dropdown navigation via the admin panel rather than making them wade through the CSS file to make changes (or errors more likely).

    Thank you very much 🙂

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  5. VERY nice plugin! I’ve got it going and styled it up a bit – very functional. The only recommendation I’d have would be that the color settings in the plugin admin effect the dropdown as well. This is really handy!!

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  7. Didn’t work for me man, must be conflicting with another plugin. Just got a big white space at the top of my page. Too bad, looks awesome

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