New In ManageWP Dashboard: Drag & Drop, Switch Between Accounts - ManageWP

New In ManageWP Dashboard: Drag & Drop, Switch Between Accounts

For the past few weeks we have been working on improving our ManageWP dashboard, and introducing bits and bobs that will give you more flexibility and a better user experience. We have listened to your feedback, and introduced some new elements to ManageWP.

 

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Drag & Drop Widgets

This is a new feature that most of you said you would like to have. It’s the ability to drag and drop widgets in your dashboard. This means you can organize them in a way that suits you the best. It gives you variations and the ability to optimize your user experience. When you set up widgets, the ManageWP dashboard will remember them, so the next time you login, it will be exactly as you left it. Once you create a setup that is optimal for you, it’s saved.

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We have added another perk. We know that you might access the dashboard from different devices, and you use ManageWP in different resolutions. We made that work for you too. Each resolution gives you the option of how many rows of widgets you can have. This means that for each resolution you can optimize your workflow, and ManageWP will remember your setting for each. For 1640px and more you can play around with 3 rows of widgets, between 1200px and 1640px you have two rows of widgets available, and for all resolutions under 1200px there will be one row. You can customize widgets at all resolutions. Here are a few examples.

This is what it looks like with 2 widgets.

Here is the 1 widget view.

There will also be the option to deactivate the drag and drop. This can be found by clicking on your name, settings, advanced and at the bottom you will see a checkbox to lock drag and drop. This will disable it.

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Switch Between Accounts

The next thing we have added to ManageWP is the option of switching between your accounts without having to log out and then log back in. This is a great time saver, as now you can work on websites as a collaborator and in a matter of seconds switch back to your main account. This will save you hassle of having to go through the whole login process each time. In order to switch go to your name, and on the drop down you will see Switch Account.

switch-account-example

Wrapping Up

These changes are live, so get yourself logged in and start testing them. Let us know what you think, and if these tweaks have made website management a bit easier for you. We are constantly working closely with our UX team to bring you the best possible user experience, but it always helps us to hear your opinion, and that way we can implement more changes that will make your daily workload more bearable.

Nevena Tomovic

Nevena wears many hats in ManageWP. One of them is being responsible for translating our team's geek talk and product features into value that normal people understand. She believes that "learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere", so she tries to learn something new every day.

7 Comments

  1. kevin.harter

    I don’t see the option to Switch Accounts. Is this feature live for everyone?

    1. Nevena Tomovic

      Hey Kevin,

      You need to be a collaborator on someone’s account for it to work.

      If it’s not working for some reason, best thing to do is to contact support and they will have a look at it for you.

      Regards,

      Nevena

  2. natebald

    Not sure if new, but the ‘clear filters’ is an awesome add, I always found myself not going and unchecking something, this makes it much easier and in your face.

  3. Clinton dos Santos

    Hi

    I really don’t like the dashboard update, I’m using a Macbook Air 13inch and can only have 1 column which doesn’t work for me at all! Please tell me how to revert back so that i don’t have this drag and drop nonsense. This is a not on!

    1. Nevena Tomovic

      Hey Clinton,

      That’s a bug on our part, we are working on fixing it. Don’t worry your dashboard will be restored to it’s previous state!

      Apologies for this!

      Thank you,

      Nevena

  4. info

    Hello Nevena.

    Are there any plans on a template for the Maintenance and Coming soon pages that would propagate over all websites? Currently as an agency when i want to put on a maintenance page i have to copy my custom code to each websites editor individually.

    It would be useful to have an editor in the settings that would apply to each website automatically, with the websites editor then being able to override that code.

    1. Nevena Tomovic

      Hey there,

      We have this on our list of things planned for the future. For now there is no ETA, but as soon as we have one, I will certainly post about it.

      Thanks for asking.

      Regards,

      Nevena

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