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  • Since the wordpress website is very well designed, would there be any opposition from the developers if an updated stylesheet (wp-admin.css) was put together / posted that contained a few modifications to make the admin area similar to the general “wordpress product theme ” here? The main changes would be in the menu, as well as an addition of a background image for the page.

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  • You can do whatever you want to your own version of WordPress, and if it is really “cool”, then post a link here to it on your site or consider adding the information to the Codex for consideration for addition.

    That’s the joy of Open Source. And if you brag about it enough, and people love it enough…who knows what may happen.

    What specific mods are you thinking of making, out of curiosity? I would LOVE to figure out how to to list more than 15 posts at a time and instead of just the date and search, add a drop down menu for setting the order of the posts by category. Oh, and another thing, I’d add the post-slugs so I can easily see the name of the posts, helping me not reproduce them as well as making it easier to add a link to them by their permalink name.

    That’s a few of ~~my~~ ideas of a good time on the admin panels.

    I think amory is just looking for a nod from Matt et al in regards to using the design of the WordPress site for his admin redo.

    Oh. Ah, shoot, leave this alone, except for adding MORE numbers of results in the searches and a bit (just a tad) bit longer list of most recent threads. AND fix the problems I’ve whined about with the “My profile” on another thread….But leave the look alone. It’s boring and just fine for what this is. IMHO.

    Kafkaesqui has it right, i don’t want to post it and piss people off. If the default admin look suits someone than that’s awesome, but if you want it to look a little spiffed up, I just wanted to know if it would be cool or not to post what changes i’ve made. (I take no credit for the design.)

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Email matt – m at this domain ?

    Thanks Podz. I contacted him from his website…should have though of that sooner.

    Why would anyone think the admin section off limits? In fact, I *thin* there’s even an initiative being worked on to create a “better” (being subjective) admin interface.

    The admin section is very utilitarian, but that doesn’t mean we can’t throw some paint on the walls and lay down some carpet.


    By no means is it off limits, but I didn’t design the changes that I made. I thought that it might be nice to have the admin section resemble the wordpress look found here to solidify the wordpres appearence connection for myself. Thus I wanted to have Matt’s permission before posting it.

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