WordPress: Drag & Drop Media Uploader & Flyout Dashboard Menus

Drag & Drop Uploads

The media uploader now supports drag and drop!

You’ll be able to use the new drag and drop media uploader wherever you need to upload your media files – while writing a Post or Page, or directly in the Media Library. In fact while you’re creating a post, you’ll notice now there’s just one icon to represent all of the different media files you’ll upload called “Add Media“:

After you’ve clicked that, find those image/music/video/other files you need on your computer, drag them over and drop them into the WordPress interface, and watch the magic happen! Learn more about adding images and video with step-by-step tips on Learn.WordPress.com.

Flyout Dashboard Menus

We want you to spend the most time creating content as possible, and that’s why new flyout menus have been introduced. They’ll save you time by allowing you to access any of the dashboard menu items from wherever you are, in just one click!

Simply hover over the menu item and the submenu will fly out, allowing you to navigate directly to Add a New Post right after you activated your new theme, or Invite Users right after you finished moderating comments.

More Room for Content Creation

There’s something else you might have noticed. Your blog title is no longer at the top of the dashboard.

Since clicking on your site’s name in the toolbar will take you to your site’s front page, we reclaimed that space back so you have even more room for editing your content.

So to get to your site’s front page, just click on your site title in the toolbar!

We’re looking forward to the extra content you’ll be able to create with the time you’re saving. Happy Blogging!

For WordPress.org users, these features will be coming to you soon in the upcoming version 3.3.

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