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As Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg teased in a January blog post, our team at is working hard to enhance our developer experience. Improving what you see in your dashboard when you log into is one of our biggest goals.

Today, we’re excited to unveil a more powerful wp-admin experience (if you know, you know), which will soon be available to all sites on Creator and Entrepreneur plans. Read on to find out how to get early access.

Don’t call it a comeback

For many years, the default view for users has been a modernized, more friendly version of the classic WordPress experience. Around the office, we call this interface “Calypso.” It offers sleek post/page management, easy profile edits, built-in tips and resources for starting or growing your site, and more.

While the Calypso interface is ideal for some folks, we’ve heard from a lot of developers that you’d prefer easy access to the classic WordPress dashboard experience. So, we’re doing just that by making it possible for wp-admin to be the default view when you log in. 

Our mission here is to empower our power users—those on Creator and Entrepreneur plans—to leverage WordPress to its fullest. This update promises:

  • Enhanced flexibility: Tailor your interface to seamlessly match your workflow.
  • A familiar, WordPress-centric experience: Enjoy an interface that feels right at home, mirroring the robust capabilities you expect from other WordPress hosts.
  • Superior management for complex sites: Handle sophisticated sites and client projects with ease.

While this initial launch is for Creator and Entrepreneur subscribers, our commitment extends to all users. We’re excited about the possibility of expanding these features to everyone in the future. 

Join the early access list

To access the wp-admin interface you know and love, please join our email list below to be considered for early access.

And stay tuned for even more updates coming your way, including a few menu and navigation changes that you won’t want to miss.

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