[wp-hackers] I don't like the new welcome screen

Jane Wells jane at automattic.com
Fri Dec 30 22:07:01 UTC 2011

The WordPress UI (of which the welcome is part) is largely designed for 
the people who use it, not for the people other people hire to do setups 
for them. Consultants who are doing setup for other people obviously 
don't need (or in most cases want) the welcome box, but they are capable 
of just turning it off. For that matter, users can also click dismiss 
the one time without a great deal of hardship.

On 12/30/11 4:18 PM, Lee Rickler wrote:
> I might be alone in this but I actually don't like the new welcome screen.
> Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful pice of work but it's impractical.
> My reason for this admission is that I develop corporate sites using WordPress as a CMS.
> My clients prefer a clean, uncluttered look and feel (which is one reason why I developed this plugin - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/point-and-stare-cms-functions/) and want to just get straight into using their new system.
> As useful as the welcome screen is to those that have just installed WP for the first time, for example, as a developer I always have to remove it.
> On the opposite I simply love full screen editor for the same reasons of being able to work zen-like.
> Might just be me though.
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