WordPress has come along way as far as the design and functionality on the backend. But with all the new features and extras the design has never really changed. The folks over at Automattic (the creators of WordPress) are looking to change this in the next version.
After trying out the new plugin we saw a very clean and flat design with a darker menu and the left hand side menu is dark as well. This gives excellent separation between the main menus and the admin screens on the left.
MP6 WordPress Dashboard
MP6 WordPress posts screen
Try the new admin design
You can try out the new design with the not so secret MP6 plugin here http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mp6/
The fun name doesn’t stand for anything and we highly recommend not trying this on your live site. If you are an Agent Avenue customer you have the option of a staging site which will let you try out fun plugins like this one without worrying about breaking your live one. For more info about staging contact support here.
WordPress has officially commented on this is..
Existence of this plugin will be officially denied, but discussion will happen at http://make.wordpress.org/ui/ if you’d like to participate. All comments and contributions are welcome, though we’re leaving the final call on decisions to MT.
What do you think about the new design? Let us know in the comments!