[wp-hackers] Idea: Drag-and-Drop WordPress Admin Design (with a functional example)

Kaspars Dambis kaspars at konstruktors.com
Wed Aug 27 20:16:25 GMT 2008


Yea, I did have a look at every page of the dashboard (trunk, 2 days
ago), and I really like the way Write page looks and functions. However,
my complain is over the vertical left side navigation bar (more at

There are many reasons for that -- mainly the scrolling and the extra
clicks for expanding and collapsing the menu items before actually
getting to the necessary link, when compared to a drop-down menu.

Do you know the reasoning behind this UI move (to a vertical nav bar)? I
know about the user testing in ny and the collaboration with HappyCog,
but having more information would definitely help to understand the
thought process that went into it.


Ryan Boren wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:07 AM, Kaspars Dambis
> <kaspars at konstruktors.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Any feedback on this admin/dashboard design mock-up would be really
>> appreciated.
>> Post:
>> http://konstruktors.com/blog/design-suggetions/523-drag-and-drop-wordpress-dashboard-user-interface/
>> Functional Example: http://konstruktors.com/examples/wordpress-dashboard/01/
> Very nice.  Have you looked at the edit post page in trunk?  It has
> drag/drop, show/hide, and expand/collapse for all meta boxes.  We'll
> probably make the dashboard do the same.
> "My Tasks" looks interesting.  I might try implementing it and getting
> some user testing done with it.
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