[wp-hackers] 2.5 admin menu thoughts

Mahmoud Al-Qudsi computerguru at neosmart.net
Tue Feb 19 17:34:21 GMT 2008

Indeed.... that's the only thing that was stopping me from asking if I was
the only one that preferred the old admin CP theme/skin/layout/everything
more ;)

Oops! :D


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[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Stephen Rider
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] 2.5 admin menu thoughts

To quote Matt Mullenweg on new changes to the admin page (from a  
recent thread):

> As for the other stuff, these ideas are not necessarily good or  
> bad, bet they're not backed up by research or usability testing,  
> which the current choices are.
> Right now all energy is focused on getting the admin up to spec,  
> and there is lots of work left to do. After the release of 2.5,  
> it's fine to re-examine our assumptions again, and we can do things  
> like look at the adoption/downloads of 2.5 vs previous releases to  
> get a sense for which of our decisions were correct or not.
> We have another release in June. :)

Just FYI.


On Feb 19, 2008, at 11:20 AM, Andy Skelton wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2008 11:07 AM, Aaron Huran <admin at anthologyoi.com> wrote:
>>> I can vouch that my drop-down admin menu plugin - for all it's  
>>> faults
>>> - is far and away the most appreciated and I bet Ozh can say the  
>>> same
>>> thing.
>> I concur. It is one of two or three plugins that go into every
>> WordPress install -- and the others are my own.
> Good! Great! I'm really happy to hear that you guys have that plugin.
> Now would you please take steps to convince Liz and Matt that there is
> a better way to arrange the menus than the one that is slated to be
> released very very soon?
> Excuse my insistence. I dislike the admin structure as much as you do
> but I'm working on other aspects of core for 2.5. At this late date,
> there isn't anyone to code your ideas. You will have to pick up the
> ball and write some code. Please!
> And a suggestion: separate the problem of scattered top-level nav from
> the problem of multiple page loads. They may be solved with one stroke
> of brilliance but it's more realistic to go after them separately.
> Also keep in mind that submenus can still be added to Dashboard, an
> effect which was not considered by the designers.
> I hope I don't read any more bright ideas that will be wasted because
> they didn't come with mockups, screenshots, or code.
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