There’s been quite a lot of chatter about the new WordPress 3.2 admin interface. Some say the title at the top is so tiny that it’s difficult to read, that the CSS padding seems to be off a bit. Others are really enjoying the new update. Here are a few examples:
Others, maybe not so much but just a few tweaks might help:
Otto published a WordPress 3.2 Beta Admin Tweak tutorial showing how you can improve some of the issues with CSS.
With a 3.2 launch hopefully on its way out the door at the end of June, 2011, I’m curious to know how the WordPress community feels about the new look for the dashboard. In case you don’t have 3.2 installed anywhere, here’s a screenshot that should give you the basic idea:
Check out more screenshots of the new admin style at tekartist.org, including the dashboard, post list, edit post, themes, widgets, and plugins screens.
It’s a little too utilitarian for my taste, but I am only one of millions of users who may actually love the new look. To be honest, when I first upgraded to the beta I thought perhaps they were still working on the dashboard and that it was probably still under construction. Something seemed wrong about the top area. I was quite surprised to find that wasn’t the case, but I am getting used to it.
What do you think about the WordPress 3.2 admin interface? Share your thoughts in the comments and make sure to vote in our poll. We’ll let you know the results next week.