Easy Blogging

Customize and simplify the WordPress dashboard experience 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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Version 3.2.5
  • Added easy start profile section.

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.

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.

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.

Version 3.2.1
  • Fix for quoting issue.

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.

  • Easy bar exit link fix.
  • Easy bar RTL support.

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.

  • Allowing Avatar redirects in wizard.
  • Improved role/capability assigning in menu editor plugin.
  • Improved scrollable menu mouse and window size detection.

Version 3.1.8
  • Dynamic roles fetching.
  • Fix for admin notices.

Version 3.1.7
  • Using jQuery UI bundled with WP, where possible.
  • Added scrollable menu add-on.

Version 3.1.6
  • Better switch to easy mode button style selection.
  • Fix for menu item text inputs.

Version 3.1.5
  • Fix for text shadow issue.
  • Fix for button height issue.
  • Fix for small screen menu bug with wizard.

Version 3.1.4
  • Added Ultimate Facebook permissions widget add-on - props pbink.
  • Fix for WordPress 3.3 admin bar switch.

Version 3.1.3
  • Fix for BuddyBar handling.

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.

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.

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.

Version 3.0.4
  • Fix for easy mode forcing on roles
  • Added granular control for easy mode forcing

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.

Version 3.0.2
  • Added role dependency for Easy Bar.
  • Added optional Easy Bar and Admin bar visibility.
  • Fixed translation.
  • Fixed tooltips.

Version 3.0.1
  • Fixed logo upload checking.
  • Fixed access method storage.

Version 3
  • Project rewrite, initial release.

Version 2
  • Fixes for Network activation settings menu location.
  • Fixes for TinyMCE display on Page New page.

Version 1.1.2
  • Fixed two rows of ads when easy blogging is enabled

Version 1.1.1
  • Prevent infite loop

Version 1.1

    Version 1
    • Version 1.0, WP 3.0 compatible

    Version 0.2
    • Added the ability to turn off admin messages above and/or below the tabs

    Version 0.1.6

      Version 0.1.5

        Version 0.1.4
        • Bug Fix, still beta

        Version 0.1.3
        • Bug Fix, still beta

        Version 0.1.3
        • Bug Fix, still beta

        Version 0.1.1
        • Minor bug fix, still beta

        Version 0.1
        • Beta
        Try Easy Blogging today!
        • Give your WordPress dashboard an Easy Mode
        • Includes 4 themes and special icons
        • Create a custom menu for Easy Mode
        • Add Easy Mode toggle button
        • Force Easy Mode by user role
        • Use with Multisite
        Easy Blogging comes FREE with your WPMU DEV Membership GET Easy Blogging FOR FREE Free trial & pricing info
        • "WPMU DEV is a one-stop shop for developers looking for trustworthy, stable and effective plugins."
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        "WPMU DEV is a one-stop shop for developers looking for trustworthy, stable and effective plugins."

        Romjo Cruz VW

        Customize and simplify the WordPress dashboard user experience with Easy Blogging.

        A simpler WordPress Dashboard experience.
        A simpler WordPress Dashboard experience.

        Custom Style Configuration

        Include only necessary WordPress features with simple toggle controls. Choose from one of four themes with optional small icons and a custom Easy Blogging logo.

        Set the perfect dashboard for your most basic users.

        Pick the theme that best fits your needs.
        Pick the theme that best fits your needs.

        Easy Mode

        Give your users a one-click simplification of the WordPress Dashboard.

        Activate Easy Mode to access the wizard guide, a stripped down dashboard, tooltips and custom dashboard widget.

        All the add-ons you need to to create the perfect setup.
        All the add-ons you need to create the perfect setup.

        Make More Money

        Trim support requests with forced Easy Mode for specific user types. Pair with Mulitsite and create a lower barrier to entry.

        Use included MarketPress integration to simplify product creation or force Easy Mode for free users in Pro Sites to encourage upgrades.

        Create a user experience that fits your client base 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

        An even easier WordPress dashboard experience

        • WordPress dashboard Easy Mode
        • Great for Mulisite
        • Tooltips
        • Activate Easy Mode button
        • Force Easy Mode by user type
        • Four included themes
        • Special icons
        • Small icon option
        • Customize Easy Mode menu
        • Set your own admin icon
        • Custom dashboard widget
        • Wizard with custom configuration
        • Manage post and page options
        • MarketPress integration
        • Ultimate Facebook integration
        • Pro Sites integration