EDITOR’S NOTE 07/27/15: We’ve launched this updated design and new install navigation. Log in to your user portal account today to try it out!

At WP Engine we are constantly listening to our customers and using that feedback to make our service even better. Based on your input, we’ve been hard at work updating our user portal to make it easier to use, and we want to give you a quick preview of some changes coming in the near future!

We put together a quick video to give you a sneak peek of what we’ve been working on:

New Install Navigation

Currently in your user portal, you use your left navigation column to switch between the installs on your account.

Old Install Navigation

This works great until you start managing a large number of installs in one user portal account. Soon we’ll introduce a new way to navigate between all the installs on your account. This update makes it much easier to view, find, and navigate to any install.

You’ll now find a expandable dark blue bar at the top of your user portal install page which, when clicked, will list all the installs on your account. If you have more than 10 installs, you’ll see the recent installs list on the left, giving you quick access to the installs you last visited. The search box allows you to quickly find an install name.

New Install Navigation with Search and Recent Installs

Simplified Design

In tandem with the new install navigation, we’ve simplified the left hand install navigation to only contain links to the install you are currently viewing. You’ll also notice that pages have gotten a light design refresh, making the portal more user friendly, and more adaptable to different screen sizes.

Refined Design & Simplified Install Sidebar

We can’t wait for you to start using these new features in the updated user portal when we launch it in the coming weeks. We hope these improvements make it even easier for you to navigate around the user portal.

Please note: if you have done any scripting with the user portal, this refresh will require those scripts to be updated.

3020 Taylor McCaslinTaylor McCaslin works as a Technical Product Manager at WP Engine. WordPress has been Taylor’s platform of choice for over 5 years, he even paid his way through college by freelancing as a WordPress developer! When not creating products that captivate and delight, you’ll find Taylor geeking out with the latest tech gadget or experiencing the rich Austin art scene.

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