It was shared this morning that you now have the opportunity to try the new admin design that’s planning to hit shelves in the next update early, if you want, by just enabling the Experimental Admin Design (MP6) via your Users –> Personal Settings in your profile.
It’s been talked about for quite some time, especially in the .org side of things, but most of the WordPress.com users have probably been casually unaware that there’s a new design coming down the pipe.
Enabling it is easy and you’ll instantly see something different the moment you hit “Save”:
This more “modern” look considered these things in the redesign:
- It should have a simple, uncluttered design; free of excessive decoration and focused on your content.
- It should use webfonts for beautiful, legible typography that’s consistent in every browser.
- It should have a responsive design that’s tailored to PCs, tablets and smartphones.
- It should do all this while retaining the familiar, user-tested dashboard interface that millions of users already understand.
If you’re a primary WordPress.com user you should give it a whirl and let us know what you think! Some have already voiced a bit of frustration:
Yeah! I get to be lost all over again!!! Yes I agree that technology is and must always be changing and improving. It doesn’t necessarily mean that it makes it any easier. We will survive the change I am sure.
For those that have been aware of this, have you any new thoughts associated with the upcoming admin design?