[wp-hackers] 2.5 admin menu thoughts

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Feb 19 22:39:11 GMT 2008

On Feb 19, 2008 8:30 AM, Alex Hempton-Smith <hempsworth at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Usability wise, I think it's definitely a step in the right direction,
> especially for new users.
> A new user just wants to:
>  * Write stuff,
>  * Manage the stuff they've written,
>  * Manage their comments,
>  * and Customize their website.
> That's exactly what the new menu makes available for them straight from the
> outset; it makes the day-to-day tasks more accessible.
> They don't need to worry about settings, uses and plugins on a regular
> basis, so those links are stowed away at the top.

Absolutely. I experienced this first hand.

I was trying to convince a friend of mine to switch away from MSN
Spaces, so I got her her own domain name, set it up with WordPress on
my hosting, imported all her posts and such, and gave it to her to
play with. She tried it for a couple weeks, then had me switch it over
to Blogger. Her reason was basically that the number of menu and
Options were too confusing. So I do agree with splitting the main menu
up into two sections like this.

The dropdown idea sounds good though.

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