[wp-ui] Admin theme-ing

Toon Van de Putte toon at automaton.be
Thu Jun 3 21:36:22 UTC 2010

I don't think that is a good idea. I think it's one of those features that
sets Wordpress apart from, say, Drupal and that makes Wordpress much more
usable out-of-the-box.
The standardized look 'n' feel of the admin is one of the reasons I really
like Wordpress. It just works, and it makes sense that a well-designed admin
interface doesn't need themes.
What I would like is the ability to show/hide certain panels, have more
flexibility in how custom fields are integrated (without resorting to a
plugin), etc. But the basic layout and functionality of the admin does not
need theming, imho.

On Thu, Jun 3, 2010 at 11:02 PM, Luke Gedeon <luke.gedeon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Call me crazy, but it seems like the easiest way to solve the look and feel
> issues with the admin is to make it as easy to theme the admin as it is to
> theme the site.
> Give designers a while and see what ideas happen. We can then take the best
> ideas and build them into the default theme.
> To encourage theme development we need to:
> 1. Set-up an admin theme repository.
> 2. Add a page inside admin to choose and install new admin themes.
> 3. Make admin themes editable in theme editor tool.
> 4. Allow users to select admin themes separate from site themes but allow
> theme designers to ship matching/complementary themes.
> I have got to be missing something????
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