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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#53544 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Admin menus on realistic sites are cluttered, overwheming

Reported by: iandunn's profile iandunn Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Menus Keywords: needs-design
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


On a site with a moderate amount of customization, the admin menu can quickly become cluttered and overwhelming.

A few rough ideas:

  1. organize items into categories that are collapsed by default (similar to Gutenberg's Inspector sidebar). The categories could be around workflows like Publishing and Configuring; something less abstract like Post Types and Plugins; etc. The workflows idea might be difficult to implement while maintaining back-compat, due to how the item ordering is implemented.
  2. let the user hide items they don't use, similar to how dashboard widgets can be hidden via Screen Options.

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3 years ago

Example of cluttered admin menu

#2 @iandunn
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Ah, I think #47012 covers this well, thanks!

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