I’ve been thinking a lot about the WordPress admin lately. I think there’s a lot of room for improvement.
The WordPress team has done a great job improving the admin design over the years, but we still have a long way to go.
I deal with customers almost every day who tell me how difficult WordPress is to use. As designers/developers, sometimes we forget what it’s like to look at WordPress with virgin eyes.
For most non-developers, the first feeling is overwhelm. Confusion. Panic!
Even as an experienced WordPress user, I am getting tired of looking at all the excess (dare I say clutter?) in the admin. So I decided to do a mockup of what I want the admin area to look like.
Not really for anyone else, not thinking of how difficult it would be to implement, just sort of a dream.
Here’s what I came up with.