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[resolved] 3.8 please change the admin layout (9 posts)

  1. cbms
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    hi there,
    I really love WordPress because of its very high usability and functionality. But with the new admin background my eyes allways got lost. Please give lines and structure to eneable more orientation and comfort. This is too much reduced, please don't believe the designers :) (I am a designer as well).

    thanks.

  2. Andrew Nevins
    Spam zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Can you identify a specific example of the issue?

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

    You can change it back to the old...

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-admin-classic/

  4. cbms
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    @ Andrew Nevins: Yes, I can. I miss most the hierarchical structure of the menues. Everything is in front of attention. WP 3.7 had this structure. Please believe me, I know how to get used to a new UI, but this Upgrade is no win situation for me. I miss the separators, too. Btw, I know, that WP is fro free and I am very thankfull of that. But your comments on your personal website are a little bit snobbi, don't you think so?

    @ WPyogi: thanks, I've founded this yet, but every plugin makes my sites run slower. So for me the best solution would be a usefull WP3.8

  5. Andrew Nevins
    Spam zapper & Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 months ago #

    But your comments on your personal website are a little bit snobbi, don't you think so?

    Not my comments, but I do agree with you. They are snobbish.
    Note that I've changed the site

  6. cbms
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    oh, thats great.
    I have installed the admin-classic-plugin to see, what made me run this crazy with the new interface.

    Most important is the fact, that in the classic admin area there was a structure of maximum six elements grouped. In the new interface there is a list of all menue-items without any structure. In my backend that are more than 24 items in a row, that is too much for my eyes. I need a little space, a separator or a kind of structure to work quickly and efficiently. Next I look at the horizontal lines and grey backgrounds. They really help to structure the information a lot and I wish, they would come back, too.

    The last upgrades of WP were allways a step forward. WP 3.8 does not go into this direction, I'm sorry.

    For me it will be the best to work with the classic admin area and keep waiting for the next update. I hope, the amount of negative comments will be heard a little bit.

  7. Btw, I know, that WP is fro free and I am very thankfull of that. But your comments on your personal website are a little bit snobbi, don't you think so?

    Andrew's comments, and anyone else's, on their own personal site can be as snobbish or mean or brutal as anyone else's. We only ask that you be polite here :)

    In my backend that are more than 24 items in a row, that is too much for my eyes. I need a little space, a separator or a kind of structure to work quickly and efficiently. Next I look at the horizontal lines and grey backgrounds. They really help to structure the information a lot and I wish, they would come back, too.

    You can adjust that with some CSS.

    For me, the default font size is too small, so I made it 14px.

    https://gist.github.com/Ipstenu/8edfa6c8afd8a55e5f72

    You would want:

    #adminmenu li.menu-top {
        border-bottom: 2px #F00 solid;
    }

    Or perhaps not red, but you get the idea.

  8. cbms
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    @ Ipstenu: thanks for your help. I allready thought about helping myself with some custom code, but I think. a feedback could help a little bit for the next update. :)

  9. There are already plugins to edit things easily:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-interface-by-avenue-factory/
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-color-schemes/

    Honestly, minor tweaks are likely to be accepted, but the general direction is going to be this.

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