WordPress 2.7 Feature Preview: Customizable Post Editing Screen

Work continues on WordPress 2.7, but I can’t keep it to myself! Here’s another sneak peek at one of the upcoming features in WordPress 2.7: the ability to customize your post editing screen.

Here it is in action:

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And here are some example layouts:


Publish Module in the main column, right column empty
Publish Module in the main column, right column empty


Tags and Publish Module on the right
Tags and Publish Module on the right


Tall layout, categories, tags, Publish Module
Tall layout, categories, tags, Publish Module

145 thoughts on “WordPress 2.7 Feature Preview: Customizable Post Editing Screen

  1. I love this feature a LOT!! I’ve been achieving this via various plugins and this in 2.7 is such a welcome addition.

    Less visual clutter = focus on writing. And it looks a whole LOT better!

    I love wordpress (thus explaining why almost all the websites that I do run on it)

  2. What I love about the latest screenshots of WordPress 2.7 is that it has returned to the “feel” in terms of fonts and colour schemes of the good old 1.5 release. Very elegant.

  3. This looks AWESOME! I love how it auto-adjusts to the width of the screen when there are no fields on the right side. Very SMART.

    I have 2 Questions.
    (1) Will the settings be user specific so that user ‘A’ can adjust their layout without effecting the layout of user ‘B’?

    (2) This type of drag & drop functionality made managing widgets just as simple and awesome in WP 2.0-2.3. But ever since 2.5, managing widgets has been incredibly difficult in comparison. It takes about 4-5 clicks just to move one widget from a primary side bar to a secondary sidebar. Are there any plans to improve the way widget management is conducted — especially considering drag & drop seems to be popping up everywhere now? (First the 2.7 dashboard and now the new/edit post page.)

  4. (1) Will the settings be user specific so that user ‘A’ can adjust their layout without effecting the layout of user ‘B’?

    Of course!

    This type of drag & drop functionality made managing widgets just as simple and awesome in WP 2.0-2.3. But ever since 2.5, managing widgets has been incredibly difficult in comparison.

    That’s going to have to wait until a later version to be fixed, unfortunately.

  5. Extending on Allan Cole’s question… will I, as administrator, be able to customize the editing screen for everyone with a lesser role level?

  6. Extending on Allan Cole’s question… will I, as administrator, be able to customize the editing screen for everyone with a lesser role level?

    Not in core, but I’m sure that would be a popular plugin.

  7. Hi!

    I want to report a bug in WP 2.7 Beta…

    I know I can choose the number of articles in the admin-zone but it´s not working, wordpress ignores it! On the frontpage are more articles and the dates are mixed up.

    Please fix this 🙂



    From Nuha Ibrahim Dafaalla

    I do not understand how I live in continent country like Australia and I can not get any help for years from the community here in Australia.
    I hesitated many times to mention most of the incident’s details of the story I wrote on the website previously, but the truth deserve to be heard.
    Initially I would say nothing will happen to us without Allah willing.
    The story started the middle of 2004 when I noticed that I was monitored .At that time I did not know who were those people and why they targeted me. At the beginning I felt so annoyed and sometimes that monitoring bothered me. I was not a religious person the way that I am now. Thanks to Allah. However on Sep.2004 I fell sick and like other Australians I went through the health system to be cured, but that did not happened at all.
    I suffered a lot of repeating different medicines for months which did not do any better. After that hard time I had from the family doctors, finally I was referred to: Concord Hospital (Hospital Road NSW 2139. by Dr.Lee from Ashfield Medical Centre, 349 Liverpool Road Ashfield NSW on 14 March 2005 regarding to the bladder problem.
    On 11 Apr.2005 the Hospital mentioned above made an operation on me without any proper checking or even to notify me of that operation all I had been told about was a test by camera take 15 minutes. I trusted that hospital
    After that operation Concord Hospital determined that my bladder was normal as well as my all organs, to know that I was on the waiting list for Uterus Operation on other hospital named as: Canterbury Hospital (Canterbury Road Campsie NSW when Concord Hospital claimed no any problem found.
    After that operation on 11 Apr.2005 which took 3 hours I had severe bleeding and chronic pains.
    I went back to that hospital for help but the hospital’s responding was I should wait for more than a week if no improvement happen I can come back again to the hospital ,and that what happened I went back to the hospital on 19 Apr.2005 but the hospital requested an appointment to see me which took a month. On that appointment I saw Dr.Bromage who said to me that he did every things he could to help me and he believed that my health was getting better. I could not believe anything like that would happened to anyone
    I remained suffering until 30 Jan.2006 and that Hospital was totally ignoring my complaints through the phone or visits.
    On 13 Apr.2006 I had the Uterus Operation at Auburn Hospital: Norval street Auburn NSW 2144.by Dr.Saleh who claimed that it was Polyps Operation.
    The calamity which made me felt of strong persecution the intensive bleeding I had for more than 3 months since(13 Apr.2006 until 20 Jul.2006) but the Auburn responded that my Uterus had been cut from inside and they could not stitched. I asked for that operation report from Auburn Hospital but the hospital refused to give me the report. After that Dr. Selah resigned and Auburn Hospital claimed no one knew where he was.
    I tried to get help from Prince of Wales Hospital: suite 23, level 7 Barker street Randwick NSW 2031.on 23 May2006 by Dr.Stuart Ehsman who said that was no any medical problem found after Dr.Chung informed me that he did cystoscopy test and he found irritation on the left side of my bladder. When I requested written report from Prince of Wales Hospital, it was a huge contradiction of what Dr.Chung and Dr.Stuart Ehsman diagnosed .the report from Prince of Wales Hospital claimed that were mild inflammation on the middle of my bladder and did not need medication.
    I tried after that to find a solicitor to assist me to process the case but no one helped me. I made a complaint to: United Nation for Human Rights Geneva on 6 Jun.2006 and was rejected by UN for Human Rights Geneva. On 10 Jun.2006 my flat had been broken and damage had been occurred. I called the police for help on 10 Jun.2006 regarding the broke-in my flat:6/61 Palace street Ashfiel NSW 2131.Atfert hours of that call The police came to my flat as mentioned above but The Police instead to assist me I had been detained at Mental Hospital by The Police Force on 10 Jun.2006
    I had been detained at Rozelle Hospital (Mental Hospital) head office: Liverpool Hospital (Eastern Campus) Elizabeth street Liverpool.
    I was forced to take different medicine for different type of diseases, and ham & Pork were provided to my meal on special tray sealed by my name. I continued to complaint to the nurses but the Hospital’s kitchen alleged there was no ham or pork. My health condition was deteriorated. I was released on 30 Jun.2006.
    The Croydon Community Health Service chased me to take the medication every day. I kept struggling to find the way for help. I looked and asked for a doctor had conscience and heart I was very close to death than life.
    Finally I had been admitted at Sydney Private Hospital: 63 Victoria Street Ashfield NSW 2131. By Dr.Mitterdoufer on 28 Jul.2006. Dr.Mitterdoufer reported that no any medical problem found while I was crying of that horrible pain.
    I could not find any way to be saved and cured and relieved except to travel to another country which was not easy.
    I held the suffering and pain until I had the treatment in Cairo-Egypt by the Urologist Nabil Shariff Clinic: 27 Hassan Akbar street Medan Bab Elkhalg Cairo. on 28 Sep.2006.I thought I could follow the treatment in Australia after the little funds I had was finished and Dr. Shariff requested more examinations for my Uterus. The report by Dr.Shariff had been documented by The Foreign ministry in Cairo-Egypt.
    I came back to Australia by 20 Oct.2006 to have equal and normal life and follow my treatment and to be treated by respect.
    The doctors in Australia claimed that report from Cairo by Dr. Shariff was insufficient and denied the treatment.
    I complaint to Anti discrimination Board of New South Wales: PO Box A2122 Sydney south NSW 1235. On 14 Dec.2006 and was rejected by Anti discrimination Board of NSW.
    On 13 Feb.2007 I processed the matter to The Supreme Court of NSW: Law Building/Queen Square, level 5, 184 Phillip street Sydney 2000.Case No: 020175/07.but the delaying by the solicitor who was representative me legally was incredible. The justice became blind and incapable to justify the wrong. I can say justice would never exist under dictatorship system such as the Australia has. I had been asked to pay the cost to the defendants, I’ve been asked to pay for the pain I suffered off for years. The justice had been lost on the middle of the worse crime in human. The torture was by any possible way at the middle of the community on the day light faced with silence form that community.
    On 19 Jul.2007 I travelled to U.A.E Dubai to have the treatment. On 29 Jul.2007 I had an operation as well on 10 Aug.2007 another operation at Iranian Red Crescent, Iranian Hospital Dubai: PO Box 2330.The doctors from Dubai asked to follow 6 months treatment in Australia.
    I went back to Australia on 24 Aug.2007 but the doctors in Australia again denied the 6 months treatment.
    I struggled to get the medication in Australia, I tried to get the public support by TVs and Newspapers in Sydney and other states, but all the attempts ended with failure. I felt like I live in a big community but I was alone. The big country I live in one of the developed country in the world but I cannot have the medication or to live normally without pain or suffers or even my right to have work had been denied. I sometimes believe that the words of justice or human rights or equality have no existence in this world.
    I never got my right as human being in Australia began with the employment’s discrimination and ended with the worse conspiracy.
    On 26 Aug.2008 I travelled to Switzerland-Geneva First to complete the treatment and to complaint to the UN for Human Rights. The Disaster was the UN for Human Rights Geneva returned the file of complaint which lodged on 9 Sep.2008 the reason was the complaint not written properly to know that the formula of complaint was given by the same office of the UN. However I was afraid of other excuse from the UN so I saw a solicitor regarding that complaint and there was no any wrong. I returned the file of complaint to UN for Human Right on 22 Oct.2008 and I was surprised that the UN sent the file of my complaint to Australia Sydney while I was in Geneva and provided all my contact details in Geneva. The complaint to UN had been rejected. I was very stressful physically and emotionally not because of the rejections from the most Organization in Geneva but I was humiliated in France as well after a woman from Algeria tried to help me while my health condition was worsen and all the doors were closed at me in Switzerland and France she tried to help by using her health card insurance to buy the medication for me, she bought the medicine but the social assistant in France “la Miason Coluche, 12 Rue de Nagociorts 74100 Amblilly France where I used to stay , that social assistant treated me and threw the medication in the bin and took my things out to the street and closed the door at me while it was raining and night time and I had no place to go and I was very sick. The social assistants at France knew that I came from Australia to get the treatment, but he and his colleagues seemed not to be care especially after Ambilly’s Hospital refused to help me.
    I tried to speak to the media in Switzerland and France I sent my story by fax ,e-mail and through the mail ,but the responses I had was very disappointed .I wrote to a big number of the Newspaper in Europe no one response to me or paid attention to my tragedy. The word of democracy in Europe has no meaning I still cannot believe why I could not get help from the Hospitals in Switzerland or France. I do not know what kind of world that we live in now. I am travelling from continent to another year after year to have medication. As it happened in Europe it was human crisis .I am very shocked of what happening and the System in Australia or in Europe has no different of torturing and abusing people. The democracy and the free speech are fabricated policy. I am not the only one from my community in Australia who suffers from the same kind of treatment with the health system but I am the first one try to get the justice that could justify that horrible crime. After all I acme back to Australia on 7 Nov.2008 without any help.
    I would ask your kindness to consider this article for publication to help me to get little of support because here in Australia no one from the community willing to help.

    I thank everybody gives time to review the outline of this ordeal.
    Nuha Ibrahim Dafaalla Tel: 61 421513946 or 61296455319

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    So keep the godd work on and share the stuff with the community.

  10. I want to report a bug in WP 2.7 Beta…

    I know I can choose the number of articles in the admin-zone but it´s not working, wordpress ignores it! On the frontpage are more articles and the dates are mixed up.

  11. Moin moin! Wirklich schöne Seite die ihr da habt.Bin schon ein paar mal auf eurer Seite gewesen und jetzt hab ich mir gedacht, ich schreib euch mal was nettes ins Gästebuch. Also echt toll was ihr hier gemacht habt. Macht weiter so. Ich würde ich mich über einen Gegenbesuch auf meiner Webseite “Urlaub auf Sylt oder an der Ostsee” sehr freuen.

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