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UI Labs

Experimental WordPress admin UI features, shiny ones.

UI Labs is a plugin that offers experimental WordPress admin UI features with the aim of building upon and enhancing the default WordPress User Interface. All features are in a constant state of beta, there are no guarantees and a modern browser is mandatory!

These experiments are limited by their very nature and are mostly small tweaks via CSS to the display of the admin section in non-destructive ways. Some experiments are failures.


Each experiment can be turned on and off from the plugin settings screen under TOOLS.

Colour-Coded Post Statuses

Ever had a page full of posts which were a mix of drafts, stickied posts, pending posts, and private posts? When you have a lot of different post statuses, it's hard to differentiate them all. Experiment #1 applies colour-coding to post statuses to make different types of posts easy to pick out with just a glance.

Toolbar Padding

Bringing a little more padding to the WP Toolbar, as well as a more 3.2- type footer. It also adds a little padding to the main content area to make everything feel a little more spacious.

Server Identification

This is a developer feature.

Sometimes, when developing sites locally, deploying them to a staging server, then deploying to a live server - it can become confusing as to which WordPress admin panel you're logged into. This can have disastrous consequences if you suddenly start deleting stuff on the live server cause you thought the current tab was the staging server. This allows you to enable colour coding for your different servers so that it's always obvious which one you're using right now.

Larger WP-Admin Fonts

Small fonts hurt. This will bump the default font sizes for those of us who need larger fonts.

Old Plugin Warnings

If a plugin hasn't been updated in more than 2 years, you'll see an alert on the plugin list page.

Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.4.2
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Active Installs: 300+


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