Previously in the first two episodes of Pimp My Dashboard, I featured the WP Tiger Admin and Spotmilk admin themes. Just recently, I came across another admin theme for WordPress.

This new admin theme is called NiceAdmin, created by Douglas Karr of The Marketing Technology Blog.

I got tired of the drab User Interface in WordPress Admin and decided to write this plugin. NiceAdmin was built from the SpotMilk Theme, the Milk theme by Max Rudberg, and its overall main layout remains based on the default admin theme that comes with WP 2.1. I utilized the graphics and colors from the WordPress website. The CSS was fine-tuned by Sean of Geek With Laptop.


NiceAdmin Dashboard

Write Post
NiceAdmin Write Post

NiceAdmin Presentation

NiceAdmin Plugins

My Take:

Compared to the WP Tiger Admin and Spotmilk, the NiceAdmin theme doesn’t really change anything except the colors of WordPress dashboard which is adapted from the WordPress site. However, if you prefer the original look of the WordPress dashboard and just want to change it’s colors, then NiceAdmin is for you. For me it doesn’t really have any difference with the default WordPress UI. Overall, I give it a 3 out of 5.

Check out the NiceAdmin admin theme for WordPress.

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  • JP Habaradas, April 22, 2007 @ 9:41 PM Reply

    @benj – Oh okay, now I get it. NiceAdmin just changes the color but not the layout. Nonetheless, it’s another option from the default WordPress setting.

  • benj, April 22, 2007 @ 12:02 PM Reply

    what i meant was what changed? hehe If there were changes, they were negligible. I hate the way the headlines used to tombstone their way in the default setting.

    Yellow tombstones?! Ugh. No thank you.

  • JP Habaradas, April 21, 2007 @ 11:36 PM Reply

    @benj – What happened to what? Hehe..Blackmilk is really nice isn’t it? :D

  • benj, April 21, 2007 @ 9:32 PM Reply

    What happened? Maybe I no longer remember what WP admin looked like without blackmilk. haha

  • JP Habaradas, April 20, 2007 @ 6:43 PM Reply

    @aldrin – Me too, I’ve been wanting to create a public WP theme but I don’t have that much time to do it. Maybe you can do it during weekends.

    I think that can be considered as a contribution since it’s a plugin for WordPress. :)

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