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fix widgets already! (6 posts)

  1. Stephen S
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    To me it seems obvious what needs to be done to fix the somewhat difficult to use mess that is widget organization admin:

    1. In the new interface, how about allowing the (sometimes very long) list of available widgets on the left side to scroll, so one could easily place it in the appropriate widget sidebar area? Currently (as before), one has to drag from way down at the bottom and HOPE the whole window will scroll up to accommodate moving the new widget to its area, which is a pain and sometimes does not work.

    2. How about allowing the user to specify the number of columns in layout for both widget sidebars and available widgets?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    To me it seems obvious what needs to be done to fix the somewhat difficult to use mess that is widget organization admin

    Well, work will be starting on WordPress 3.9 now, so feel free to join in.

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

  4. Stephen S
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Although I am not a good enough coder to help with coding, I would be happy to help with testing and feedback, how do I get involved?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Have a look at the link that Wpyogi posted above and set yourself up with a local install of WordPress - ideally running WordPress 3.9 via the beta tester plugin.

  6. shaunandrews
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    As mentioned above we're working on widgets, and we hope to have two improvements ready for 3.9: widgets in the customizer, and an improved interface for widets in wp-admin. You can try both today:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-customizer/

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-widgets/

    We would love to know what you think, and if you have any suggestions or improvements. You can follow along (or join us and help build!) at: http://make.WordPress.org/core/

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