You’re right, that are the only options.
To bad you can’t create a custom dashboard which you can set custom widgets for – would be great…
I’ve created a custom admin page – no custom post type.
Inside this admin page i have 2 columns for metaboxes just like on a post page, which you can switch on and off and set to 1 or 2 columns – but it’s a separate empty page not related to any page/post/posttype.
I wondered if there’s a way to get it like for example the dashboard page, which can go up to 4 columns with widgets/metaboxes
Is it possible to create an custom admin page which has more than the standard 2 column layout – but for example has 4 columns, like the dashboard on a large viewport?
There are no ‘how to use an admin dashboard’ tutorials that i know of.
If you are familiar with HTML templates, than you know everything there is. Because that’s just what admin templates are: HTML templates for an admin screen or whatever you want to use them for – it are just the styled templates that you use to create the CMS out of.
There’s no predefined way on how to use them or where to use them. Backend programming you have to do by yourself with PHP and/or whatever else you need.
If you don’t know how to program a backend for youself, or use for example WordPress admin functions/hooks/filters – then i’m afraid the story ends with that.
Why do you want a Admin template if you don’t know what you’re going to do with it?
I use this function as well – works nice!
Thanks – but unfortunately i see it still messes up for example the Insert/edit link UI box from the WP Editor.
Guess this needs to be ‘fixed’ in future WP updates to get it completely compatible
I’m wondering what’s the best approach to for example style a jquery UI datepicker inside an admin screen.
WordPress includes the needed JS files, but not the styles. Now when i just insert a jQuery UI theme some things get messed up because WordPress does seems to load ( very little ) jQuery UI styling.
What would be a good method for loading a jQuery UI style without interfering each other?
That should work – email templates work perfectly fine in browsers.