This plugin is my attempt at providing simple solutions for complex problems concerning the WordPress Widget admin interface.

Features:

  1. Makes the widget edit box appear as a modal pop-up on the dashboard. Truth is, it’s not a modal, it is just some JS & CSS. Unless “some JS & CSS” is all it takes to be a modal, in which case, it’s totally a modal.
  2. Makes widget forms appear in a new column in the Customizer

That’s it!

Screenshots

Appearance > Widgets:
sweet-widget-admin-ui

Customizer:
sweet-widget-admin-ui-customizer

Check out the project on Github and let me know what you think. Got more simple solutions to complex Widget Admin problems?

2 thoughts on “Sweet Widget Admin UI

  • Michael Hull

    Very cool! I love plugins with minimal code like this, that still manages to greatly improve some aspect of core.

    P.S. It passes my personal definition of a “modal” (which is pretty broad) :)

    • Jonathan Daggerhart

      Recently I’ve been think a lot about “zero-configuration” plugins, and hope to write more.

      Your personal definition of modal is good enough for me 🙃

      Thanks!

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