27 thoughts on “Alternative Admins

  1. I customised my own, but here’s the snag:

    You get accustomed to the new interface
    A new version of WordPress comes out
    You might have to re-install a new ‘skin’
    You rely on the ‘skinners’ to carry on maintaining the project

    That’s a common OSS pitfall.

  2. Matt, any chance you could post a copy of the Tiger Admin zip file? The site seems to have disappeared.

  3. Whoa, the site seems totally hosed (photomatted? ;), let me see if I can check it in to the theme repository. It just showed me a “freshly registered domain” page.

  4. I was so impressed with Tiger I went ahead and made a Greasemonkey script out of it — you know, for those who are as paranoid about messing with WP’s core files as I am 😉

    You’ll still need to upload Steve’s images to the /wp-admin/ folder, but that’s it. And in a way, Greasemonkey is better than a plugin because if you have multiple WP installs, you still only need to install Greasemonkey once.

  5. And in a way, Greasemonkey is better than a plugin because if you have multiple WP installs, you still only need to install Greasemonkey once.

    Except for the fact that you still have to upload the images for each install.

  6. Yeah, I know.

    But, if you wanted to get your hands dirty, you could go into the user-script and make the image URLs in the CSS all absolute URLs to some central location. That would fix that problem pretty easily. In fact, I might do that right now …

  7. This is so rediculously nice, it’s not even funny. If anything shows the usefulness of clean markup in applications – this is it right here. Literally 15 seconds and I had this theme working.

    Now one can only hope that in the next release of WP there is support for admin theming.

  8. Note that the Tiger Admin is now a plugin. No messing with core files at all. You just upload a directory to your plugins directory, activate the plugin, and it works. I love it!

  9. The HTMLArea plugin doesn’t work well with it, because at narrow setting, the buttons overlap the right side of the interface. :/

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