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Admin Trim Interface v1.1

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Admin Trim Interface plugin (v1.1) for WordPress.

Customize the WordPress admin pages by selectively removing interface elements.

This release fixes a few small bugs and UI quirks, handles translated environments better, and includes a missing image file.

The plugin’s official homepage is located at :

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

  • Change CSS selector usage in two places to not rely on text which may get translated (fixes inability to hide username link when translated)
  • Fixed so that “|” is properly inserted as separator for upper-right links only when necessary under various visible/hidden combinations
  • Hide topmost menu separator when dashboard menu link is hidden
  • Fixed hiding of contextual help link
  • Added missing c2c_minilogo.png file
  • Facilitated translation of ‘Save Changes’
  • Minor code reformatting (mostly spacing)

7 replies on “Admin Trim Interface v1.1”

I know this would be a little bit outside this plugins’ initial scope but
it would be awesome if you could display only some subcategories list.

Like break the ‘category’ drop-down in a few drop-downs with subcategories lists.

This would act like a pseudo custom taxonomy. At this point, the codex documentation and built in functions for custom taxonomies is scarce to non-existent, making its usage rather difficult for dumb people like me.

At the same time the examples and documentation for functions is way more generous.

pax: Nifty idea, but like you said, that’d be a bit out the plugin’s scope. It’d probably warrant being its own plugin. Finding a custom taxonomy plugin or approach might be the best way to go, but I’ve seen categories used in the manner you describe, and if that’s how someone wants to manage taxonomies, your idea would certainly help.

I have the same problems as Andre – no one hiding items work, options do not remain (Used WordPress v2.7)
I resolved this by changing ‘default’ => false to ‘true’ directly in plugin code..
Thank you a lot for plugin!

First off – this rocks. Second, I notice when the wp admin sidebar menu “folds in” that the dashboard icon shows up. Is there a way to fix this also?


Is there any chance you can develop this to get rid of “Comments”, “Links”, “Media” and “Tools” to make it a bit more streamlined?

There are lots of instances I use this for just a CMS where people dont need comments etc and I’m sure it’s the case with others.

Thanks for the great plugin, looking forward to future releases!


Hi Scott,

Just dropped in to say thank you, as i have used this plugin couple of times by now. Pretty useful & to the point. It does exactly what it needs to do.

[i now see a hell lot of plugins in ur sidebar, must try them.]

Happy end of the year celebrations 🙂

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