Move the Administration into the Front-End
There's no reason to have the administration be in the 'back-end' of WordPress. I would really love to see the ability to fully leverage the theme and move the admin functions into the actual front-end of WordPress. This would provide a much simpler interface for authors and administrators.
I think that the ability to post in the front end is good, but to manage and administer the site needs to be back-end.
Making the admin interface themeable would prevent plugins from working as seamlessly as they are now. The existence of only one possible admin layout allows plugin authors to drop in new functionality that integrates perfectly.
Although this function would be nice, it would take wordpress too far down the road of phpbb, where a single theme addition requires manual editing of templates to incorporate all of the installed plugins.
Extremely bad idea for WordPress. I have experience with Drupal, and I can testify that it does not result a much simpler interface for authors and admins. Keep the clean and clear distinction between frontend and backend.
But PLEASE include a "go to dashboard" link somewhere on the front page. Once you log in, and click on "view site", there's no way back :(
Oceia bar :)
Since you can do pretty much what you like with your themes (for example, add a "go to dashboard" link...) I say this should be very low priority... I'm not totally opposed to the idea though, and to add functionality within the core code to make this kind of integration easier wouldn't hurt.
It could surf along on the web 2.0 wave.
I like the idea, but I think it'd complicate things a lot for developing themes.
I agree that this would probably be a bad idea. It sounds great, but when you actually look at the logistics of implementing it, it ends up causing more problems than it solves.
You'd also have to make sure that all theme developers actually took into account the admin section. I know there are a lot of themes out there (uhh, 1 column in particular) that wouldn't work at all for the admin page. There are just too many options to effectively display there.
Leave the backend the way it is. It works best in 99% of all cases.
@LostInNetwork That's up to the theme developers to incorporate, not the WordPress core. The wpmeta() function provides just such a link (along with the Login / Register links), but it's up to the theme author to call it. There's no way WordPress could just *assume* it should be displayed and stick it in the page.
Having to code in the admin tools into your theme with template tags would be annoying as the layout would change from theme to theme.
Also would make making/styling themes more complicated for people that aren't PHP or HTML savy. Some WP users are install and user people not install, tweak, adjust, style, restyle, customise, copy, delete, streamline rinse repeat as needed.
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