Does anyone know of a theme that completely removes all uses and aspects of the frontend. So the sole use of the site will be in the admin section. to use as a portal for something like a school or internal government uses.


There are three things (if i understood your needs correctly):

  • Hmmm I looked at backpress, very interesting. have you or anybody else used this? – Steve Fischer Apr 21 '11 at 17:40
  • No. I thought about it for a project, but it's really only a base. You'll have to define a whole load of stuff (starting at user handling). If you want to just get your stuff done, i'd recommend to go the standard wp-way with wp_redirect and a login-template only theme. – kaiser Apr 21 '11 at 17:45

The Registered Users Only plugin will block all access to the front end to users who are not registered. Also check out Bill Erickson's Twentyten CRM theme that was built specifically as a private use theme.

  • Cool, didn’t knew that theme. – fuxia Apr 21 '11 at 17:10

You could very easily create a theme that just acted as a landing page, with a link to the admin area.

To create a valid theme, all you need is a style.css with the appropriate mark up (see codex here) and an index.php. The index.php needs not contain any actual PHP, and you can create a holding page using just HTML.


You could also completely block the access to the front site with a .htaccess rule.

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