Admin settings area is a visual display of the most significant information needed to build and manage your site. In fact, some designers tend to ignore this section design since it isn’t the same level of importance as the front-end. However, a well-designed admin panel is extremely vital for you to control your site and save an amount of time. Realizing that, MicrojobEngine 1.1.2 has arrived, including new admin area with a high level of interaction and customization on laptop, iPad & tablet devices.
In this tutorial, we will focus on introducing to you new changes and improvements in back-end. The post is divided into 3 main sections:
- Admin Settings
- Customizer Bar
- Social Menu
From this latest version, once you have activated your theme, you will be redirected to the MicrojobEngine Welcome Page to install your sample data, configure and manage your site.
In case your theme was activated, please go to Engine Settings > Welcome to visit this page.
MicrojobEngine Welcome Page contains all resources needed to build your site
Theme instructions, blog, EngineThemes news feed, & theme version are also displayed in this area
As you can see in MicrojobEngine demo, we have re-arranged the menu bar and left out all neutral and clutter fields. So, all sections in the Engine Settings block is quite different from that in old versions. See images below:
When you click on the “Install demo” button on the welcome page, a new tab is opened redirecting you to the install demo page.
A new tab is opened redirecting you to the install demo when you click on the “Install demo” in the MjE welcome page
Click on the “Import sample data” button to dig into default mJobs, profiles, mJob categories, menus, widgets, pages, etc.
From MicrojobEngine 1.1.2, Settings section is replaced by Theme Options, vertical menu is switched to horizontal menu as well.
Besides, mailing section is removed. Emails are appropriately moved to each corresponding items.
In this section, we also adjusted the display of package purchases for better management. You can sort purchases by either payment types or status. Moreover, icons of the payment types are seamlessly displayed.
There is a little bit change that all mJob orders are hidden. If you want to view these ones, you should click on the “View Microjob Orders (for advanced users)” link as the following image:
Besides, if you click on the link of mJob name under “Order info” section, a new tab is opened redirecting you to the order detail on the front-end instead of which in the back-end as before.
Several sort fields are added in the member list section. From now on, you can easier sort members on your site by date joined, order delivery or pending account. Additionally, search field is appropriately aligned.
In simultaneous admin settings, customizer section is adjusted as well. Particularly, some fields are moved from admin settings to customizer bar so that you are able to edit your theme easily.
*Note: After your theme is updated to the latest version of MicrojobEngine 1.1.2, all items in the customize your theme related to text such as your site title, tagline, description are returned to the theme default. Thus, you must re-customize your site.
Another change in this version is social menu in footer that connects users to your social pages.
It’s totally simple, you just go to Appearance > Menus, enter your menu name and click on “Create Menu” button.
In the menu page, you must enter the exact link of your social page and enter your link text in the Custom Links field, then click “Add to Menu” as the image below. Besides, don’t forget to tick on the “Social menu in footer” in the Menu Settings item.
Finally, click “Save Menu” to complete your settings. Remembering that you can able to create as many as social links in your social menu in footer. Here’re the list of sites having supported social icons in MicrojobEngine theme:
Above are all new changes in the admin panel. We hope this tutorial will help you build and manage your micro job site dashboard effectively. If you have any further concern, feel free to leave us a comment. We’re happy to answer you!
View other updates in MicrojobEngine 1.1.2 here.