Better Sidebar Widget Management with WordPress 2.8

Is the current wordpress dashboard design perfect ? Except the widget management page, it’s awesome, that’s what I think …do you agree with me ?

The problem with the current widget management page is this : Suppose your theme has two sidebars/widget areas, and you want to move your text widget from first to the second sidebar. You will remove it from the first sidebar, save changes, select second sidebar from the drop down menu, click “show”, then add the widget to the second sidebar … but wait, already spent a lot of time “clicking” and now, do you have the content of the text widget ? NO !! You should copy the content somewhere before you remove it from the first sidebar ….. you are lost ..

…. Not any more .. here is the new widgets panel, that’s going to be ready with WordPress 2.8, the next release. Have a look, and you will understand how it solves all these issues. For those who are curious if wordpress.com users will get this feature, the answer is a BIG YES ! You may get this even before self hosted wordpress blog users, just wait n watch!! ( Click on the image to enlarge. )

Wordpress 2.8 new widgets panel

Wordpress 2.8 new widgets panel

PS: Please note that this version of wordpress, 2.8 that is, under development, and there may be changes to this feature when it’s released.

Chetan Bhagat, Screw him !!

Not really, just that I learned use this cool phrase from his book, “Five point someone”. Don’t ask me if this is the only thing I learned from that book ok ?

Let me tell you something, I am not reviewing the book here, ok ? I can’t review any book, actually, ( I really don’t know how to !! someone teach me ? ) All I can do is,  share my experience; is that the thing that you call book review ? uhmm, I am not quite sure,

This one was a fun read, easy to follow, and funny, most of the times. I felt that I am in a conversation with the author, and I didn’t want the book to have an end at all….

Fighting Readers Block ….

I was finding it hard to read more books, like how I used to do, during my college days. Now, with this book, I realize that my tastes have changed, and I should think about something “young” – this one, of course. I finished this book in 6 days which is pretty fast, compared to my average speed these days and now I feel like reading more .

Suggestions ?

Possible Theme change

Yes, that’s right. There may be a theme change soon.

I am waiting for the pbulic release of a new theme. It’s again a designer’s favorite theme, which he was using on his own blog. I think, I will be trying that on my blog, since it looks pretty much attractive.

Why ?

I have got a few feedbacks about this theme. This one looks dull, or colors are not good, header is not right…

What you think ?

What do you think about the current theme ? What are the good features of this theme ? What are the drawbacks ? Do you think it’s good to change the theme ?

Questions Questions Questions !!!

Another Theme change ?

Okay, I got new domain, installed blog and restored most of my old posts. I told her, ok I have done this far. The response was, ” Okay, good, but don’t keep changing your theme”

If you are not the first time here, I am sure you know how crazy I am about themes. Or crazy about changing themes ?. Current theme is something I loved at first sight. I need to give a link to the theme page. Why ? hmm what if I change this one too ? How will you understand which theme I am referring to ? So, here is the link

I love the current theme. But that doesn’t mean that I am completely satisfied with this theme. First let me tell you why I love this theme.

1 It’s easy to read : no strain to go through the blog post. So, it supports the content very well.
2 It looks fresh and Clean
3 It has a good color scheme
4 It’s not so common. You won’t easily get it.
5 It was designed by the theme author for this own website and that means its a special one
6 It was designed by my favorite Designer, Small Potato of Wpdesigner.com

So, what’s wrong with the theme ? Only one thing. I am not happy with the header alignment. Its not like normal headers ok, but still I feel there is something missing, on the header layout. I want the header image to be on the top of the blog title.

What now ? I am thinking about a theme change but luckily ( yes !!) I can’t find a theme that matches all my requirements.

Now, what you guys think about this theme ? Do I need to change it ? I know you are going to tell me to correct the header myself. I am too lazy … still I will not say ” No, I will not try” I will try. Hmm and yes, that’ll be great if I could get any help from you guys … any wordpress designers around ?

Your comments please !!