Do You Prefer The Left Admin Menu Expanded Or Collapsed?

Expanded Left Admin MenuIt’s been awhile since we’ve conducted a poll on WPTavern. This time, it’s a simple question. Do you prefer the left administration menu in the backend of WordPress to be expanded or collapsed? Personally, I prefer it be collapsed. I use a 23 inch monitor so I don’t have as much horizontal screen real estate as I’d like. I asked this same question on Twitter and so far, many of our followers responded that they use the menu expanded.

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15 responses to “Do You Prefer The Left Admin Menu Expanded Or Collapsed?”

  1. Definitely collapsed (it’s supposed to be sufficient in itself if the various icons are well-thought enough)! Even with a large screen, I prefer more ‘vital’ info being displayed larger. An expanded menu is definitely at the expense of more important stuff imo

  2. I always choose collapsed. I see no reason to give up the screen real estate when I know what everything is anyway. Expanded just clutters the screen unnecessarily in my opinion. I totally understand someone new to WordPress needing it expanded but that’s the only reason I can think of.

  3. I like that it’s collapsible for those rare times that I need all the screen real estate I can get, but I almost always keep it expanded. I manage many sites using many different plugins, many of which add their own items to the side menu. Often times the icons they use seem more to grab attention than representative of the plugin they’re supposed to indicate.


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