[wp-hackers] 2.5 admin menu thoughts

Seamus Leahy leahy at au.org
Wed Feb 20 14:52:19 GMT 2008

I have had a similar experience with menu overload.

I manage a blog, with a half dozen writers, where I customized the
permissions to just the tasks they actually do. I removed permission for the
blogroll because they were not using it and it help simplify the UI. We even
discussed it and they all fully agreed they didn't want to see it.

On 2/19/08 5:39 PM, "Otto" <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> 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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