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2.7 Dashboard/Site admin possible to get old menu style back? (19 posts)

  1. makitk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can we have an optional rollback of the dashboard/site admin area to the way it was prior to the 2.7 version?

    This new look makes me cringe! O_o

    While it certainly may improve some things, I'd much rather have the old look back.

    It should be fairly easy to give us a choice of what to use, no? Similar to themes, this could easily be made a choice for people who like the old one more.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You'd have to revert back to 2.6.x to do that. Most people like the new menus.

    Give it a chance for a few days.

  3. garzaluava
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I like the new menus, but I have to teach all my contributors how does the new dashboard work now!

  4. makitk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, I don't like it.
    A. it slows me down.
    B. I liked the other better.
    C. Why can't it be optional?

    I plain and simply don't like it.
    But I guess "because a lot of people worked on it and like it" I'll be largely ignored.

    Why can't it be optional? It seems so simple to me to just have the dashboard stuff be a theme as well.
    And when I go back to 2.6.x I'll keep getting that "upgrade now" message which can't be turned off. (Or I haven't figured out how yet)

    I just want the 2.7 security updates and the like with the 2.6 look and feel. Is that too much to ask?

  5. DREAM3R
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you people are just new to the whole 2.7 look and are too fussy!

    u will get used to the 2.7 just as you got used wen u started using the first versions of wordpress.

  6. makitk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You don't understand, dream3r, that it's not about getting used to. It's about choice.

    Proprietary software is based on "you will buy our products and get used to it if you don't like what we did to it". Open Source Software is about having a choice.

  7. Jowy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    here the story goes again, this is the same exact thing people said when 2.5 admin layout was out.
    Give it time and remember this is even a free product.

    Wanna go back to old one ? Fine, upload your old db backup and files.

  8. brink668
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My eyes move faster from LEFT TO RIGHT than from

    Up and Down

    Please bring back old menu

  9. Skratman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't like it because we don't have access to most of what we had access to before. I think they really jumped the gun on this upgrade. One of my moderators is still looking for the polls, among all of the other items I complained about in another thread. We would love to be able to manage OUR site. We can't.

  10. makitk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Skratman is right.
    No matter how the software is made, in the end it's a software package in order to allow people to run their blog website the way they want.
    This should extend into the admin controls as well as the forefront.

    This update without alternative present to switch back to the 2.6 layout or even install an admin theme, shows that the WordPress developers, how good their intentions may be, are expecting 100% of their userbase to like it or choke on their issues with it.

    Here's a novel idea, which I will repeat as long as it's necessary:
    - Use themes for the admin controls as well as the forefront.
    - Add the 2.6 layout as a theme so people can customize.
    - Add the admin controls to the admin theme editor. Either in the already existing theme editor or a seperate admin theme editor.

  11. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    But I guess "because a lot of people worked on it and like it" I'll be largely ignored.

    Where were you in all of the 2.7 testing? There was a HUGE amount of feedback on the new admin - nearly all positive. That's how it works. Wanna' say? Participate. After all, it is free software and we/you have a say in the final product if we participate.

  12. Skratman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Samboll, did all that feedback include everyone wanting our choices taken away on our admin screens? No options to manage plugins? No theme editor? No way to change polls? No way to handle the bulk of your site?
    I doubt it.

    I did not see any feedback on anything. If I had, and it had given me that information, I would not have performed the upgrade.

  13. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 5 years ago #

    All those things still exist, I am not sure why you think they have been taken away.

    Manage plugins is in "Plugins" -> Installed.
    Themed editor is in "Appearance" -> Editor.

    I am not sure what you mean by changing Polls.

  14. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    what are you talking about? that stuff is all still there

    I did not see any feedback on anything. If I had, and it had given me that information, I would not have performed the upgrade.

    you actually have to participate to receive and give feedback.

  15. makitk
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did a 2.6.5 rollback and am not updating.
    samboll, you're an ass. You act like an ass and to have someone as you be a moderator for this place says a lot about the wordpress team.

    Good day, I'm out.

  16. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I apologize for being an ass.

  17. Lynn
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Some changes in the 2.7 interface are good, like being able to get rid of items displayed on the dashboard main page, or move them around. Ditto for being able to move things on the write/edit post page. But that main dashboard menu is really awkward–and yes, I have tried it long enough to know I won't get used to it, nor do I think I should be forced to get used to it. The horizontal menu with visible submenu items is very much easier and preferable to an expand/collapse menu on the left side. It is not only more usable, but wastes less screen real estate. I don't know who did the usability testing, but they must have all been left-handed. This is what I get for obeying the "upgrade now" directive.

    At least give me the option for a horizontal versus vertical menu.

  18. loosefast
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I also vote for the ability to have the Dashboard menu have an option to once again be a horizontal drop down menu.

    This is so much better in terms of usability, I am surprised that it was changed.

  19. texet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    six months since the last comment, I have to say that I still don't like the side menu. it's a minor annoyance on an otherwise outstanding product. that said, it seems to require more clicking around than the old drop-down menu. that's why I'm thrilled that I finally discovered the Ozh' drop-down admin menu plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ozh-admin-drop-down-menu/screenshots/

    I installed it but haven't tried it out yet, but it's a beautiful implementation of drop downs that made me breathe the biggest sigh of relief! Will report back any problems or issues I have with it. Cheers

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