Touch Punch Enables Touch Screen Gestures For WordPress Admin On iPad

If you’re the owner of an iPad, you’ll likely love the sound of Touch Punch which is a newly released plugin by David Gwyer that enables users to use touch screen gestures to control the WordPress administration area. For example, with Touch Punch, you can now drag and drop widgets using your fingertips. Here is a list of activated WordPress admin pages that the gestures will work on.

  • Admin dashboard – Drag to re-order admin dashboard widgets.
  • Widgets page – Drag new widget instances into widget areas, and sort existing widgets.
  • New posts/pages – Drag to re-order meta boxes on new post/pages.
  • Edit posts/pages – Drag to re-order meta boxes on existing post/pages.
  • Navigation menu page – Drag to re-order meta boxes, and individual menu items to change position/hierarchy.
  • Add new links page – Drag to re-order meta boxes (Note: the first three meta boxes are fixed by WordPress but the others are sortable).

I don’t own an iPad so I’m not able to test this plugin but I know there are plenty of people within the WordPress community that do, so if you manage to try out Touch Punch, let me know in the comments what you think of it.


  1. this should really be worked into the core instead of being a plugin



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