WordPress 2.8 Widgets Options Page – First Screenshot!

In the current trunk of WordPress is a “first run” of the new widget management available to see. This is a development version, it shows the warning “This page is not 100% ready, please use only on test installations.”.

Also new is that the sidebar now saves or updates via AJAX. Here is a Screenshot from the current development version:

WordPress 2.8 Backend Widget Options

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  1. Kel

    Step in the right direction, but I’d also like to see them put in the option of showing “sidebars” that already have widgets loaded.

    Many of the themes/frameworks now have several sidebars or widgitable (yes, it’s a word) areas, but the current WordPress UI makes it so you have to keep clicking the dropdown menu to check and see which areas already have widgets assigned.

  2. dinu

    cool 😀 should update my test blog now and check !!!

  3. Jason

    Now that v2.8 is officially released I have installed it on a new blog to test out the features.

    I can’t seem to get the drag/drop to work on the widgets admin. It is like there is no AJAX on the page at all. This is in FF3 and IE8.

    Any clues?

  4. Aaron

    @Jason – I ran into the same problem. For me it was a conflict with a particular plugin (Category Icons).


  5. wpcoder

    wouldn’t it be better if they could create a drag and drop interface which shows the actual layout with the sidebars just like blogger has so for example if you had a 3 column layout the widget page should show 2 widgetised columns on left and right while the post is in the middle ?

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