Easy Blogging

Easily customize and simplify the WordPress dashboard for novice users and clients.

Version 3.3.4

  • Fix for deprecated API calls.
  • Fix for CSS conflicts and widths issues.
  • Fix for localization issues.
  • Fix for media display mode.


September 30, 2014 - version 3.3.4
  • Fix for deprecated API calls.
  • Fix for CSS conflicts and widths issues.
  • Fix for localization issues.
  • Fix for media display mode.

July 9, 2014 - version 3.3.3
  • Fix for enabling live preview in non-active themes.
  • Fix for the default link type option.
  • Fix for getting the proper logo URL in different contexts.

December 23, 2013 - version 3.3.2
  • Fix for the start page l10n.
  • Fix for the tooltip style issues (props Ashok).
  • Fix for tooltip quoting issue.
  • Wizard admin style update.

September 19, 2013 - version 3.3.1
  • Added the Compatibility mode add-on.
  • Added admin rescue define switch.
  • Fix for remove link issue in manage items add-on.
  • Fix for menu links floating coverage.

February 4, 2013 - version 3.3
  • Fix for post-3.3.3 Pro Sites integration.
  • Added Admin footer add-on.
  • Added Admin toolbar redirection add-on.
  • Added Small switch button add-on.
  • Added Toolbar switch link add-on.

January 2, 2013 - version 3.2.5
  • Added easy start profile section.

December 6, 2012 - version 3.2.4
  • Added Author Comments scope add-on.
  • Added conditional admin header redo.
  • Fix for admin bar reappearing issue.
  • Fix for wizard redirection after leaving customizer.
  • WordPress 3.5 compatibility update.

October 20, 2012 - version 3.2.3
  • Additional define and keys presence checks.
  • Fix for wrap only for positive width values.
  • Animating padding for webkit browser menu movement instead.

July 18, 2012 - version 3.2.2
  • Fix for videos page scroll issue.
  • Fix for theme preview links.
  • Fix for logo with admin toolbar overlapping issue.
  • Fix for scroll menu background stretching issue.
  • Added Customizer support as an add-on.
  • Added Product metaboxes control add-on.

June 16, 2012 - version 3.2.1
  • Fix for quoting issue.

June 14, 2012 - version 3.2
  • Fix for wizard page redirects on non-CPT pages..
  • Fix for stylesheet conflicts.
  • Fix for roles instantiation.
  • Added BLOG_PATH and LOGOUT_URL macros.
  • WordPress 3.4 comptibility update.

May 4, 2012 - version
  • Easy bar exit link fix.
  • Easy bar RTL support.

April 27, 2012 - version 3.1.9
  • Added Dashboard widgets setup add-on.
  • Fix for next step redirection for post publishing in wizard mode.
  • Added custom logo reset.
  • Fix for intermittent plugin clashes.

February 15, 2012 - version
  • Allowing Avatar redirects in wizard.
  • Improved role/capability assigning in menu editor plugin.
  • Improved scrollable menu mouse and window size detection.

February 7, 2012 - version 3.1.8
  • Dynamic roles fetching.
  • Fix for admin notices.

January 27, 2012 - version 3.1.7
  • Using jQuery UI bundled with WP, where possible.
  • Added scrollable menu add-on.

January 21, 2012 - version 3.1.6
  • Better switch to easy mode button style selection.
  • Fix for menu item text inputs.

December 22, 2011 - version 3.1.5
  • Fix for text shadow issue.
  • Fix for button height issue.
  • Fix for small screen menu bug with wizard.

December 14, 2011 - version 3.1.4
  • Added Ultimate Facebook permissions widget add-on - props pbink.
  • Fix for WordPress 3.3 admin bar switch.

November 27, 2011 - version 3.1.3
  • Fix for BuddyBar handling.

November 24, 2011 - version 3.1.2
  • Fixed some typos.
  • Fixed duplicated scripts triggering.
  • Fix for Admin bar toggling to be applied to BuddyBar too.
  • Implemented some of the changed ProSites API calls.

November 15, 2011 - version 3.1.1
  • Renamed "Plugins" to "Add-ons".
  • Fixed incorrect spelling.
  • Fix for adding a step instructions in wizard mode.
  • Better URL sanitization for wizard steps on save.
  • Accounting for SSL access for external stylesheet inclusion.
  • Fix for author comments access.
  • Fix for duplicated "My items".
  • Added Pending Comments add-on.

November 12, 2011 - version 3.1
  • Fix for SSL warnings.
  • Fix for Easy Mode forcing: don't force Easy Mode on super admins.
  • Added plugins support for extending.
  • Added Pro Sites integration plugin: force Easy Mode on free sites.
  • Added menu management plugin.

November 3, 2011 - version 3.0.4
  • Fix for easy mode forcing on roles
  • Added granular control for easy mode forcing

October 22, 2011 - version 3.0.3
  • Fix for conflict with Chat plugin.
  • Natively integrated Pro Sites/Blogs menu items.
  • Applied Safari scroll fix (thank you, Mason!)
  • Fix for excessive whitespace in tips.
  • Added Dashboard item to menu.

October 8, 2011 - version 3.0.2
  • Added role dependency for Easy Bar.
  • Added optional Easy Bar and Admin bar visibility.
  • Fixed translation.
  • Fixed tooltips.

September 20, 2011 - version 3.0.1
  • Fixed logo upload checking.
  • Fixed access method storage.

September 15, 2011 - version 3
  • Project rewrite, initial release.

March 20, 2011 - version 2
  • Fixes for Network activation settings menu location.
  • Fixes for TinyMCE display on Page New page.

November 25, 2010 - version 1.1.2
  • Fixed two rows of ads when easy blogging is enabled

November 16, 2010 - version 1.1.1
  • Prevent infite loop

August 3, 2010 - version 1.1

    June 17, 2010 - version 1
    • Version 1.0, WP 3.0 compatible

    June 9, 2010 - version 0.2
    • Added the ability to turn off admin messages above and/or below the tabs

    May 20, 2010 - version 0.1.6

      May 19, 2010 - version 0.1.5

        May 19, 2010 - version 0.1.4
        • Bug Fix, still beta

        May 18, 2010 - version 0.1.3
        • Bug Fix, still beta

        May 17, 2010 - version 0.1.3
        • Bug Fix, still beta

        May 13, 2010 - version 0.1.1
        • Minor bug fix, still beta

        May 7, 2010 - version 0.1
        • Beta

        Downloads 40,967

        Compatibility WordPress 4.1.1 Multisite 4.1.1 BuddyPress 2.2.1

        "WPMU DEV is a one-stop shop for developers looking for trustworthy, stable and effective plugins."

        Romjo Cruz VW

        Easy Blogging allows you to customize and simplify the WordPress dashboard for novice users and clients.

        One of the biggest challenges for WordPress Multisite site owners is the default admin area can be confusing for new users. Easy Blogging help solves that by cutting out the clutter.

        End WordPress Admin Area Confusion

        Easy Blogging’s easy-to-use wizard guides users through the settings, allowing you to customize WordPress exactly the way you want it.

        Once setup, you can switch between the regular WordPress dashboard or easy mode.

        Easy Blogging
        Quickly switch between “Easy Mode” and the regular WordPress interface

        Cut support requests and give users a simple interface that fits their needs with Easy Blogging.


        Start by reading Installing plugins section in our comprehensive WordPress and WordPress Multisite Manual if you are new to WordPress.

        Note: If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.

        When installed on a multisite network, this plugin must be network-activated.

        How It Works

        1. Users just need to click on ‘Activate Easy Mode’ at the top of their blog dashboards to access the easy blogging admin interface.

        Activate easy mode

        2. Changing back to the standard WordPress interface is as simple as clicking on ‘EXIT EASY MODE’

        Exit easy mode

        To customize it

        In your admin area, go to Easy Blogging to customize options such as the option to show a Logout link or the option as to whether users enter Easy Mode by default.

        Easy Blogging Options

        You can also select from a number of included themes.

        Select a theme

        Easy Blogging Wizard

        To enable and create a wizard guide, go to Easy Blogging > Easy Blogging Wizard and tick Yes for the Enable Wizard option.

        You can then create your own wizard steps by selecting a URL type, entering a URL, Title and Help text, then pressing Save Changes.

        Easy Blogging Wizard

        Once your wizard step is created, you’ll be able to drag and drop it where you want to in the wizard process, and you can also Edit or Delete the step.

        As an example, here’s an illustration of one way you can setup a Wizard step that gives users information about their Dashboard.

        Easy Blogging Wizard Step example

        Easy Blogging Tooltips

        Easy Blogging also includes tooltips that you can turn on at Easy Blogging > Easy Blogging Tooltips.

        Easy Blogging Tooltips

        Easy Blogging Features

        Easy Blogging is the ultimate plugin for Multisite site owners.

        • Tooltips allow you to help your users
        • Manage post and page options
        • Comes with four in-built theme presets
        • Set up your own admin icon
        • Integrate Easy Blogging with other WPMU DEV plugins, such as Pro Sites