View More Themes in the WordPress Theme Browser

WordPress 3.9 brought a huge improvement to the WordPress theme browsing experience. By default, the new browser shows large preview images of themes with indicators for the ones you already have installed. It also allows for better filtering and exploring of featured and popular items.

Theme Browser Experience Revamped In WordPress 3.9
Theme Browser Experience Revamped In WordPress 3.9

These updates to the theme browser make it far more likely that WordPress users will want to look for new themes without leaving the admin. The experience is much better than searching directly on WordPress.org.

See More Themes

Themes and their previews load quickly from WordPress.org, but the size of the thumbnails prevents you from seeing more of them on the screen at once. See More Themes is a new plugin, written by Sean Davis, that allows you to browse more themes. When activated, the plugin modifies WordPress’ default admin CSS for the theme browser, reducing the size of the thumbnails to display more themes.

The default theme browser looks like this:

Default Theme Browser
Default Theme Browser

When you have See More Themes activated, you’ll be able to take in more themes at a glance:

Theme Browser with See More Themes plugin activated
Theme Browser with See More Themes plugin activated

Sometimes it takes hours of browsing and previewing themes before you can settle on one that works for your site. See More Themes helps you browse through them faster while still presenting a decent sized thumbnail. It also maintains the theme browser’s responsiveness. If you like being able to see more themes at once, download the plugin from WordPress.org the next time you’re on the hunt for new themes in the admin.

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