Developer vs. Average User: The White Label CMS Arena

RAFAY SAEED ANSARI | December 7, 2017

Looking for a way to simplify the WordPress back-end for your clients? Want to personalize your site's dashboard?

White Label CMS

Quick Review

The White Label CMS plugin is designed to help developers give their clients a personalized, less confusing WordPress back-end. It lets you brand the dashboard, hide menus, create custom panels, and much more.

I did a review of the White Label CMS plugin for WPKube that you can read through for more information or head over to White Label CMS Tutorials to learn more about what you can do with it.

A Developer's Perspective

One of the reasons I use the White Label CMS on most of my clients' websites is because it allows me to go the extra mile and deliver more value through my work. And the best part is that I'm able to import/export the plugin's configuration settings which saves me from having to recreate the wheel for every client site I work on.

Another thing I find myself having to do a lot with development projects is leaving quick notes and helpful links for my clients. White Label CMSs' custom welcome panels functionality lets me do this and effectively minimize the time I spend training clients to use WordPress.

Pros

  • Lets you create custom panels for the dashboard.
  • Allows you to import/export settings.

Cons

  • Doesn't let you restrict access to the theme/plugin core files.

An Average User's Perspective

As an average user, I'm a huge fan of the White Label CMS plugin. I was able to apply custom branding to my site's login page and back-end by simply uploading the logos that I wanted to have appear in place of the default WordPress logo. It's super easy to use and you can change up your admin panel's look and feel which is neat.

I've also applied a custom CMS profile to my site which basically restricts users that don't have the Administrator user role from accessing certain menu items e.g. PagesMedia, and Tools. This way, I don't have to worry that a contributor on my site will accidentally delete a page or access my Media Library.

Pros

  • Lets you hide menu items from non-admins.
  • Makes it easy to brand your admin panel.

Cons

  • Doesn't let you hide specific menu items from specific user roles.

To Sum It Up

As a developer, I would recommend using the White Label CMS plugin on client sites because it'll save you a lot of time personalizing their admin panel and allow you to leave helpful tips and links for them on the dashboard.

And if you're an average user looking for a way to brand your site's back-end, White Label CMS has got you covered. You'll be able to replace the default WordPress logos with your own and improve your admin panel's visual appeal instantly!