The Editor WordPress Theme – Too Subtle?

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I love the big headlines and the clarity of the layout of the Editor WordPress theme. But the bits that are perhaps too subtle are ‘hidden’ in a folder icon that is the route into the sidebar links – including even the ‘Search’ box.

What do you think – just right / too subtle / ?

13 comments

  1. KokkieH · June 16, 2015

    I can’t say I’m crazy over any of the minimalist themes. For photography blog like yours I can see the appeal, but I don’t like having to search for something as basic as a search box.

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    • David Bennett · June 16, 2015

      Thank you for the feedback and as I may have non-too subtly hinted that’s my feeling.

      I like the theme well enough that I am going to contact the makers and suggest that the search box makes its way to the front somehow.

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  2. Cardinal Guzman · June 16, 2015

    Way too subtle! I’d expect the search box to be visible from the main page somewhere.

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  3. the eternal traveller · June 17, 2015

    Yes, maybe. Most people wouldn’t take the time to go looking for these things. I like the clean look but perhaps it needs more detail in the sidebar.

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  4. tassitus · June 21, 2015

    I really _like_ the theme, and the subtle sidebar, but then again, I realise that most people wouldn’t notice those little icons … or even ‘get it’. So … yes, I guess it’s too subtle.

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    • David Bennett · June 22, 2015

      On my self-hosted site at NoMorePencils I added the words ‘Search, etc’ next to the folder icon.

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      • tassitus · June 22, 2015

        I applied Editor from wp.ORG repository, and it look very different at first, but that’s fixed now.

        I really liked it, but I’ve moved on 😉

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  5. nicklewis · June 23, 2015

    I often come across search boxes that aren’t search boxes in the original sense. To a certain extent I “blame” Google for their material designs where you tap a vague area and “boom! Zap! Kapow!” it suddenly reveals a search box that you wouldn’t have known was there unless you were familiar with the design principles that have been adhered to. I am, you are but someone like my Dad wouldn’t be and therefore people will get annoyed by it.

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    • David Bennett · June 23, 2015

      I completely agree. In the same way that The ‘hamburger’ is probably still a mystery to some people.

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      • nicklewis · June 23, 2015

        Oh yes! The “Hamburger” menu, it is an oddity isn’t it? I’ve now got so used to it that I have forgotten why it is confusing!

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