W ordPress dashboard getting a makeover

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Gary Smith Jun 25, 2013

WordPress users will start to see some design changes to the dashboard shortly, as the CMS platform has updated it’s look to a flat design.

WordPress is an incredibly robust, flexible, and powerful piece of software, and building websites based on the platform is one of the things we do best. Users who currently have a blog hosted on will see these changes now, while self-hosted websites can install the MP6 plugin, or wait until version 3.6 is released.

Why the change, and why should everyone switch over? According to the developers, they wanted a less cluttered design that utilized both responsive design (another thing we’re big fans of) and webfonts, while retaining the functionality of the classic and familiar dashboard design. Icons have been redrawn, the color theme has darkened, and there’s a definite shift toward the increasingly popular flat design.

New WordPress Dashboard Design

The best part about this update that has to do with the responsive design elements is dashboard functionality on mobile devices, but it’s also why the changes aren’t being fully released until WordPress 3.6 (not everything is working 100% on mobile devices). Some of the functionalities are still being tweaked, and there’s some room for improvement, but overall we are really liking the new design changes.

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