1. Bharath

    Post Editor UI looks great and hope it will be available in future releases of WordPress. I fell in love with MP6 and using the same ever since Matt announced it.


  2. Tung

    @jeffro – Tabs aren’t really the answer. The last thing we need is to encourage plugin authors to go tab crazy by increasing the frequency of tabs in the admin UI. Like the fullscreen experience, tabs at some point gets cumbersome.

    (With a 20″ screen, you’re probably tired of reviewing drafts via the post editor due to WordPress’s fullscreen approach.)

    The best scenario is stripping down the post editor screen to establish new content creation habits, but we know that isn’t going to happen unless WordPress wants to stop supporting custom meta boxes.

    I think the next best thing everyone can be happy with is putting the editor and all meta boxes in one column and add a new shortcut menu in the second column. You’d then use the shortcut menu to move up and down the page instead of scrolling.


  3. Jon Brown

    That UI does look great.

    I too really like the cats/tags at the bottom of the editor, but I wonder what happens when a couple custom taxonomies get added? A few metaboxes? Edit Flow? etc…

    I’m not a fan at all of the giant post format icons. Too much space for a one time selection. Those should be in a drop down just like categories.

    While I applaud all efforts to imporve the Post Editor UI I think it needs a mobile first design that includes all the complexity of a CMS or multi-author magazine. Can the UI handle metaboxes/cusom fields, multiple taxnomies, post format changes. Make all that work on mobile and then stretch it out and strip it down to what it’d look like on a site that is “just a s single author blog”.


  4. Jeffro

    @Bharath – I also like MP6 and have been using it ever since I discovered it.

    @Tung – I didn’t think tabs were the answer but it’s the first things I thought of when trying to improve my own experience with the Post creation screen. I like the UI concepts much better than tabs. You may be right about establishing new, better content creation habits but I think the new Post Creation screen UI addresses this a little bit by rearranging things.

    @Jon Brown – It wasn’t clear to me on whether those big icons were actually dedicated to Post Formats or were merely used as a way to put a certain type of content into a post. If it’s for Post Formats, that’s a large chunk of real estate wasted for me. If it’s for building content, then maybe not so bad.

    Wouldn’t just making everything in the back-end of WordPress responsive address your mobile concerns?


  5. Jason Coleman

    >> It wasn’t clear to me on whether those big icons were actually dedicated to Post Formats or were merely used as a way to put a certain type of content into a post.

    Matt seemed to imply in the State of the Word that he thought post formats should be reworked into content blocks that could be added to posts… so posts would possibly be a collection of post formats.


  6. Jeffro

    @Jason Coleman – Well now, that sure does sound simple doesn’t it? lol. The question I have then is how would multiple post formats look like in a theme. Has anyone actually tried assigning more than one post format per post? Last I checked, which was just now, you can only select one post format per post. So, that would need to change if they wanted to use the blocks as post formats. The more I talk about it, the more confused I make myself.


  7. Tung

    @Jeffro – This http://devpress.com/dp-dashboard-0-2-5-draft/ is what I meant by putting all meta boxes in one column and adding a new shortcut menu so we don’t have to scroll to meta boxes. The shortcut menu is on the right side.


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