Today we’re proud to introduce Client Dashboard in Sync Pro, a new way to control what clients see when they log in to their WordPress dashboard.
Say Goodbye to Overwhelming WordPress Dashboards with Sync Pro’s Client Dashboard
Ever wish you could have more control over what your clients see when they log in to their WordPress dashboard? The new Client Dashboard for Sync Pro is designed to do just that — give you more control over what your clients have access to from their WordPress dashboard.
With Sync Pro’s Client Dashboard, you’ll be able to control everything shown to a user in their WordPress dashboard.
Clients don’t always need to see every menu item that WordPress offers. With Sync’s Client Dashboard, you can now hide confusing menus items they shouldn’t touch, like certain plugin menus, settings or even update notices — saving you headaches and maybe even some cleanups in the future.
Sync Pro’s Client Dashboard Controls:
- WordPress dashboard menu items – the items located on the right side of the WordPress dashboard, including all the default WordPress menu items (Posts, Pages, Settings, Appearance, Plugins, Tools, etc.) and any menu items added by installed plugins or themes)
- WordPress admin bar menu items – the items located in the top bar of the WordPress dashboard, including all the default WordPress admin bar items (Site Title, Updates, Comments, etc.) and any menu items added by plugins or themes
- Dashboard Widgets – the dashboard widgets like default WordPress widgets (Welcome, Activity, Quick Draft, WordPress News, etc.) and any additional widgets added by plugins
- Admin notices – the messages that some plugins insert into the Dashboard
How to Get Started with Client Dashboard
Once you’ve added a site to Sync, just expand the site view and click the Client Dashboard tab.
You’ll now see a list of current users for the site. You can either add a new one here or configure an existing user. Click the edit icon and scroll down until you see the client dashboard section.
Toggle the on button to enable client mode.
Select which menu items to show by clicking the checkbox next to each item. You maybe want to hide some menu items completely, or only display some options for some plugins. In the right column, you can control what’s displayed in the top admin bar and disable distracting dashboard widgets.
Take the simplification of the WordPress Dashboard even further by enabling the Sync CSS file to clean up the WordPress Admin area, making it more user-friendly for your clients.
Last up, you can even hide admin notices — or the messages that some plugins insert into the Dashboard that could allow a user to access a page you have hidden.
Once you’ve made your selections, click Save.
Now, when a client logs in to their site, they’ll see the custom WordPress dashboard view that you created for them.
Get Client Dashboard in Sync Pro
It’s a great time to get all your sites on Sync Pro. With Sync Pro, you get all the features included in Sync Standard, plus Client Dashboard, Uptime Monitoring, (new!) Google Analytics and all new Pro features we release during your membership year.
Best Deal: The iThemes Toolkit – Includes 10 Free Sync Pro Sites with Client Dashboard
Get our entire inventory of professional WordPress plugins, themes and training in our WordPress Web Designer’s Toolkit. With the Toolkit, you’ll also get 10 free Sync Pro sites (reg. $130/year) with Client Dashboard, Uptime Monitoring and (new!) Google Analytics integration.
Kristen has been writing WordPress tutorials since 2011. Kristen also enjoys journaling, hiking and camping, step aerobics, cooking, and daily adventures with her family, hoping to live a more present life.