[wp-hackers] has anyone looked at making Edit panels 'simpler'for novices?

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Fri Jun 30 13:40:47 GMT 2006

On one condition: better AJAX - the widgets' AJAX is very incompatible and buggy!

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NeoSmart Technologies

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From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Justin Moore
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 3:59 PM
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] has anyone looked at making Edit panels 'simpler'for novices?

On 6/29/06, Robert Deaton <false.hopes at gmail.com> wrote:
> One idea that I wouldn't mind, and might be a great way of working 
> this all out, is doing a WP Widget's style "Customize" page, where for 
> the right hand side instead of those boxes which take up an awful lot 
> of screen real-estate in their closed state, we just have the actual 
> form titles and input fields and such as necessary, dragged and 
> dropped and rearranged so that the write page itself is always the 
> same and doesn't have any unnecessary drag and drop nonsense. This 
> also solves the cookie issue, and with a little work or a plugin API 
> could be used to set up the default styles for the post screen.

I hadn't touched the new Widgets/Sidebar combo until two days ago, but I'd completely agree that (IMHO) would be an excellent way of dealing with the Write page.

Justin Moore
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