[wp-ui] Admin theme-ing

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Thu Jun 3 21:54:49 UTC 2010

Hi Toon,
You can already hide many panels via the Screen Options tab, and  
custom fields are fairly easy to customise now via the functions.php  
file of a theme, no need for a plugin!

Hope that helps


On 3 Jun 2010, at 22:36, Toon Van de Putte wrote:

> 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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