WordPress being an amazingly flexible and open-source CMS, you can use it for every type of clients. You can use this CMS to create a business, personal, portfolio, e-commerce and for many different type of websites. If you are a developer then you may want to rebrand WordPress so that your client doesn’t know which CMS is used at the core. This is also called as white labeling WordPress.
Another reason to apply a branding is that you may don’t want to confuse your users or clients who don’t know a bit about what WordPress is. Such users may ask questions as what is WordPress and why am I using it? I thought I am using a custom based solution? Many such questions can be asked by clients.
Here comes a new WordPress plugin named as White Label CMS which can personalise and help in rebranding WordPress. The White Label CMS plugin allows you to customise the entire client experience including the login screen, login URL, dashboard and admin menus. Install this plugin and then go to Settings > White Label CMS.
From this section, you can hide the WordPress logo from the admin bar, dashboard, footer, login screen, or you can add your own logo for some items.
There’s also an option to add developer website URL and developer website name to the footer of the website.
This panel lets you hide the right now, recent comments and all other dashboard panels. You can also add your own welcome panel and RSS dashboard panel from here.
This panel lets you hide the update prompt for out of date version of WordPress, hide help box and screen options. You can enable or disable login URL redirect from here.
If you want to hide post meta boxes like excerpt, slug, tags, comments, author, etc or page meta boxes, then just checkmark them from here. If you want to apply a custom CSS for Admin area, then you can enter some CSS to the text box provided.
The changes you make from this panel will be applied to people with the “Editor” user role only. From here, you can hide posts, media, links, pages, comments, profiles and tools menu.
There’s one more very important setting in this section. From here, you can give anyone with the role of “Editor” access to the appearance menu. But this means that your editor can change any theme, access the coding and widgets of your website, therefore think twice before enabling this option.
With this plugin, you can easily brand your WordPress installation as your own. It can be said that this is a comprehensive plugin that rebrands WordPress website for clients and for those who don’t want to know what lies under the hood of the CMS that they are using. This plugin will surely help WordPress developers so that they can do better branding and then deliver the website to the client.