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Do you mind the outdated look of the WordPress admin theme? There are many free plugins that can make your admin panel look more attractive.

Also, if you’re developing a WordPress website for a client, these plugins will customize their experience. And you could get the credit for that!

We have collected a list of the top 10 free WordPress admin styling plugins that will make your dashboard much pleasant to work. 

1.    Add Admin CSS

With high ratings from its users and over 10,000 active installs, this simple WordPress plugin can suit up your admin pages.

With it, you can hide and move elements, change fonts, colors, etc. Also, it allows you to easily define extra CSS.

Want to try it? Why not! It´s free!

2.    Admin Menu Editor

Admin Menu Editor is a popular admin styling plugin. It does what its name says – it lets you edit the WordPress admin menu.With its free version you can edit the dashboard menu, easily re-order it and hide it to be invisible to all users. Also, you can rename, add a custom menu and much more. There is drag & drop option for organizing menu items including moving it to a different submenu. Also, you can change menu permissions. The plugin has over 200,000 active installs and it´s updated frequently. With its average ratings of 4,7, it is definitely worth of giving a try.

3.    White Label CMS

Do you develop a WordPress site for a client? If you want to customize its administration, this plugin will give you a more personalized CMS.You have the ability to brand the dashboard and to choose visibility of menu items. With White Label CMS plugin you can add custom logos to the all important login pages. Your client will have a better-branded experience.

Take care of the details, and you will get a satisfied client.

This is one of the most popular and definitely the perfect admin plugin intended for developers

4.    Blue Admin

Users love Blue Admin plugin! It offers a simple admin design that makes your WordPress administration look minimalistic. With it, you can easily customize your login page and navigation menu.

This plugin will change the CSS style admin section, thick-box and login form.

It is not compatible with all WordPress versions. Update the last version and it will work for sure.

Listen to this advice and try this plugin. You will not regret.

5.    Admin Cleanup

Organize your admin menu with the Admin Cleanup WordPress plugin and reduce clutter. Just hide or move all unnecessary items from other plugins and that’s it. Currently, there are not many active installs, but certainly its popularity is growing. This shows high ratings of satisfied customers.

So, install Admin Cleanup, and simply unload your admin menu.


6.    AG Custom Admin

Meet a rising star among admin style plugins! AG Custom Admin represents the all-in-one tool for admin panel customization.It allows you to hide, change or remove admin menu, dashboard, login page, admin bar, etc.…

Also, it changes colors of all admin elements and makes it more attractive to work. If you need to make a new WordPress site for your client, amaze him by the branded look of the administration.

And that is not all. There are many more options for improving user experience on admin and login pages.  Give a chance to this amazing plugin and explore it.

7.    Flatty – Flat Admin Theme

Italians know fashion and also know how to make awesome looking admin plugins. If you want your administration to look modern, this plugin is a perfect for you.

Now, you can completely restyle, add captcha and custom logo to your login page. Hide widgets from the dashboard, beautify look of admin sidebar, add customer service support box for your clients and much more.

You can also choose any WordPress admin color scheme.

Always freshly updated and with the highest ratings, this plugin deserves to be on this list.

8.    Colorize Admin

You just need to choose the color you like and that’s it. Really? Is that simple?This awesome plugin will make your admin panel theme look minimalist and clean with its specific 26 colors available.

Although it has not many active installs, it is definitely becoming more popular. The highest ratings and good comments prove it.

The only catch is that you can’t use this plugin in combination with other similar plugins at the same time. This plugin will overwrite others or will be overwritten.

9.    Admin Columns

Easy to use drag & drop interface allows you to manage and organize columns in the administration for post, pages, media, comments, links and users. The free version of Admin Columns doesn’t support sorting, filtering, and inline editing and has no priority support.

It has currently over 60,000 active installs and the average rating of 4,9 from its users.


10.    WP Admin UI

This plugin also deserves to be found in this list, although it isn´t so popular. WP Admin UI allows you to completely optimize login screen, dashboard, admin menu, and other global settings. It offers 8 color schemes for users. You have the ability to import or export settings if you manage several websites.

With this list on your mind, choose the admin plugin which suits the best for your needs. Customize your WordPress administration experience and enjoy in its modern look.


Have you heard for some of these admin plugins? Do you currently use some or do you plan to upload it to your WordPress site? What is the reason you are not satisfied with the classic WordPress admin panel?


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