Preview the Upcoming WordPress Dashboard

MP6, the future of the WordPress Dashboard, has arrived on

If you have a blog, visit Users -> Personal Settings in your blog’s Dashboard and check “Enable experimental admin design (MP6)” now!

If you follow WordPress development, you may have heard that this was on the roadmap for WordPress 3.6, but was pushed back to WordPress 3.7. So, it will officially become the new Dashboard eventually, but there’s plenty of time to try it out, get to know it, and fall in love with it as much as I have.

MP6 was designed to be less cluttered and more readable with clearer fonts and better contrast, and it’s fully responsive across all devices. To sweeten the deal, MP6 also makes use of icon fonts to cut down on images, thus providing a slightly improved loading time.

You can easily switch back by unchecking the box at Users -> Personal Settings, but I encourage you to give it a day or two. It’s a rather large design change, but it does retain the overall layout that you’re all used to, so I’m confident that you’ll love it too.

If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog, you can try the experimental Dashboard too with the MP6 plugin.

MP6 on is constantly being improved and you may notice a few spots in your Dashboard that still need to be brought up to MP6’s new design standards, but if you have any feedback, please let us know!

13 responses

  1. I’ve been following the development of MP6, and I like where it is heading. While I don’t think the WordPress Dashboard is “broken” I do think there is room for improvement – and this is a solid move in that direction.

  2. Love it. The responsive menu is broken, but other than that, it’s looking really nice!

    1. Thanks, which device is that on?

      1. Oh, it’s via Chrome Mac on the desktop. Does the menu only disappear if it’m really on a mobile device? Seems like it should work everywhere.

        1. Yeah, it’s working properly on my iPhone, so I have a feeling that emulating the screensize (or perhaps adjusting the screensize after it has already loaded) just isn’t working out.

          Phones are targeted via:

          @media screen and (max-width: 480px)

          And, tablets are targeted via:

          @media screen and ( min-width: 481px ) and ( max-width: 768px )

          Is it any better on your phone?

          1. It’s now working fine in Chrome on the desktop. You must have just fixed it. 😉

            1. I did nothing, but I’m glad it’s working. 🙂

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