Mmm… My blog’s most recent upgrade came with an unexpected surprise. Most of the time, I don’t expect any type of cosmetic or functional changes with my blog upgrades. Why would I? Everything seems to work fine. I upgrade to keep the security exploits/vulnerabilities of wordpress to a minimal.
Anyways, I’m pleasantly surprised by the navigation bar that appears when you visit your site, and when you’re logged in. There are a few workflow improvements implemented in the navigation bar. For example, I can just directly to “Add New Post” from visiting my blog while logged in. Some might wonder why is this significant, but it’s definitely significant. No longer will I have to rely on a tiny box on the right hand-side and notice tiny changes to it to know whether or not I’m logged in. I’ll have a giant bar at the top to remind me to log out.
If I feel inspired while logged in, I can jump from the homepage right into article writing. It’s not necessary, but it’s a welcomed change. Good job WordPress team, I didn’t have to download the navigation bar plug-in after all