The why of the change from 2.5 to Crazyhorse

Nobody escapes that there seem to be too many changes in the admin panel from version 2.3 to 2.5 and now the switch to the interface Crazyhorse in WordPress 2.7 . But the case is that everything has its explanation .

The guys from Automattic after the change of panel in version 2.5 did a usability study of the new interface and the compared with experimental development Crazyhorse . Well, as can be seen in this presentation and this PDF the advantages when using one interface or another clearly opted for Crazyhorse, and hence they have chosen this design for the next version.

What do you think ?, if you have tried the demo of WordPress 2.7 do you think you gain in usability ?, does it really take less and is more intuitive to do each action ?, are less used? Clicks?

WordPress 2.7 adopts the look of CrazyHorse and more news • WordPress Help

As every morning I check the news of WordPress 2.7 that I update through SVN in the ] WordPress Demo Site 2.7 and today I was pleasantly surprised.

The interface has been completely changed, adapting the Crazyhorse model, a parallel development that totally redesigns the admin panel

Now, with the new update, called " 2.7 hemorrhage " (funny nickname), you have a drop-down menu on the left from where you can access the fundamental menus, as well as new links and buttons

And that's where the news is not finished, the editor screen has changed its distribution, and now the main widgets are at the right much more by hand. There is also a new option for to set as fixed a post ( sticky ) and a section for to manage the media added to entry . I especially loved the fact that unify the media insert buttons into one.

Another advance that I consider important is the added possibility of define the default size, link and alignment when inserting images subject that in the current version was wasting a lot of time.

As a curiosity I have to define the new menu "Inbox" where you will have the new messages from the team of WordPress in the style of what appears in the panel of hosted blogs Well, here in your separate menu, if you want, you see it and if not …

We have also listened to the users modifying the comments panel where return links to edit, delete r, etc and adding one more that allows to follow up on comments (interesting).

In entry administration panel there is one more view, the extract display which allows you to preview part of the posts. Sincerely I see little utility.

But perhaps the most interesting part of this update is the plugins installation panel where you are, initially, a tag browser and a search engine to locate the ones you want to install automatically .

But not only that, but you also have of tabs for upload a plugin that you have hosted on your computer, list of featured plugins, new and recently added . A joy to keep WordPress up to date.

As you can see, the matter is progressing and it seems that there is little left for the first public version of WordPress 2.7 . In the meantime, you can get the air in the WordPress 2.7 demo.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say that we have not warned you.

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Some statistics about WordPress 2.6 and more

And that there are many people who are still waiting for version 2.6.1 to update.

How are you celebrating? Working on the version 2.7! and I give faith that every day there are news that I am uploading to the test site of WordPress 2.7 .

And it will be a version full of new features, not only for the new features but also because it will incorporate some of the aspects of Crazyhorse the experimental version available in the dev branch and that is being tested since last week (there are already 700 blogs running version 2.7 – the our included).