April 27th, 2010 by Michael • WordPress News • 16 Comments
I just recognized, that the Nav Menu UI of WordPress 3.0 got updated. Here are 2 screenshots from the trunk:
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Man, I think I liked the older version better. They could create tabbing but not this way. The tabs should've stayed the way it was before. All it needed was a little styling.
O well. Will get used to of it.
Whoever came up with this UI should be fired. It doesn't scale, it's clunky. Bad bad bad. Although I'm happy Menus will make 3.0, it will do so with a nasty UI.
Your screengrabs above are a good illustration how unscalable the UI is. What if I have a third menu?
Excited. Hope this gets included, rough edges and all.
Just noticed it too. What is this WP trend of having the sidebar on the left - it is on the right everywhere else :)
@Ben Huson - When there isn't enough room for the tabs the whole thing will go bellow the "left sidebar" options.
I tried to move that sidebar options to be horizontal so it would look better and be easier to use but they can only be aligned vertically. So, i'm not a big fan of this interface.
But few css changes and jquery improvements here and there and it would be a lot better :)
Not bad but i think i like the 2.9 version nav menu..
in the rare instances that i'll use this, it will fill a much needed gap in cms functionality. i have it up on a development site and it's working quite well.
@Ben - Here is a hack to fix that width issue. http://wpcanyon.com/tipsandtricks/fixing-the-menu-manager-width-issue-in-wordpress-3-0/
Very clunky looking, as compared to say Joomla's menu manager. Also I tried creating a menu item and dragging it to the first position and took forever. It keep trying to become a sub menu item, or dragging between items is a challenge as well. Their should be an arrow to push items up, down, or numbers.
Hopefully this is more focused on functionality before they focus on usability.
That´s what I was looking for! Thank you so much! I'm waiting for WordPress 3.0 with bated breath!!! )))
Please note: This is beta, and will be changed before 3.0 is released. There's a large notice in the admin to this effect, but it has been cropped out by the looks of it.
As Ryan says, it's beta.
The screens doesn't show the final UI, it has been changed the night, so the final UI will look like this: http://grab.by/45b2
Thanks ocean90 !
GAH! WHY DON'T I SEE THIS IN MY BACKEND!!!
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