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Opened 14 months ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#58293 new enhancement

Improve default positioning of dashboard widgets

Reported by: dartiss's profile dartiss Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

By default, any dashboard widgets are assigned a position of "normal" (if a position is not specified). As a result, your Dashboard can look a mess if not arranged.

Here's an example of a clean install with just recommended plugins (according to wp.org) activated...

https://artiss.blog/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Dashboard.png

As you can see, the length of that screenshot is down to all of the dashboard widgets being added to the very left-hand side.

My suggestion would be that, if no specific position is given, that widgets are freely allocated across the columns (if only the first 2 columns, for maximum readability, although this could be dynamically adjusted based on the height of the existing columns).

Of course, the individual user is then free to drag/drop the widgets however they wish, if they want it to be any different.

Change History (1)

#1 @sabernhardt
14 months ago

  • Component changed from Widgets to Administration
  • Focuses accessibility removed
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