WordPress Plugins for the Admin Side of your Blog

December 30th, 2005

For those who are not completely happy with the usability or the look and feel of the back office in their blog, there are a few plugins around, compatible with or made for WordPress 2.0, that rework or enhance the admin area. I’ll name :

  • Paged Comment Editing
    By default, “Manage Comments” only list the 20 last comments. What if you were on offline holidays for a month and have a blog that receives quite a few feedback ? This plugin allows browsing of older comments with paging through them.
  • Cat 2 Tag
    If you create a lot of categories, this plugin makes selection easier when writing a post : a handy “tag cloud” avoids cumbersome scrolling through a long category list. There is also a fancy “suggest category” feature that proposes categories as you type them.
  • WordPress Admin Drop Down Menu
    The lazy and the productive will love it : you can go from any to any admin page without having to stop by the “top level” page first. For instance, no more loading “Manage” first , and then “Comments”, since all admin links are available in a CSS driven drop down menu (demo). Admin menu the way it was meant to be (and even compatible with Tiger Admin)
  • Tiger Admin
    While adding no particular feature, this plugin completely revamp the admin part of your blog by heavily tweaking the CSS, giving your admin pages a brand new look (for Safari, Camino and Firefox only)

If you are using a plugin that adds functionnalities or redesigns the admin interface, feel free to pimp it in the comments. Also, I advise plugin authors to update their plugin descriptions over at once the administration pages will include “WordPress 2.0″ in the compatibility check list.




  1. Alex (3 comments.) says:

    The Tiger interface works great in Camino as well.

  2. China (1 comments.) says:

    Another one that makes life easier if you have to edit a lot of drafts is the .

    Especially the multi delete option is great.

  3. João Craveiro (9 comments.) says:

    Enhanced Post List: replaces the standard post listing with a much more functional listing, including browsing by category and author as well as sorting by various columns.

    CJD Notepad

    WP Admin Bar 2: not really “Admin Side”, but it’s aimed at administration

  4. peet says:

    … and what about Wordtunes 2.0 ?
    Found here :

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