As you can clearly see, the effects of the Cataclysm have rippled out far enough now that they have even affected WoWInterface! It has definitely shaken things up here. The Find tab fell away completely, much like the shoreline in Tanaris. Just as the Barrens have sprouted new growth, so too has our AddOns tab, with beautiful icons blooming for each of the different categories. And the same as the Trolls, Gnomes, Worgen and Goblins have new homes, many of the different menu items have moved to new places on the site.
New Features and Changes:MenuBar
- many of the headings across the menubar have dropdowns now, giving you a listing of the various options within.
AddOns category page
- Addons - Categories (with a sub menu), Your Favorites, Upload AddOn, Author Portals, Survival Guide, Options (with a sub menu) and Search AddOns
- Forums - Categories (with a sub menu), Today's Posts, New posts, Mark Forums Read, Subscribed Threads, Buddy List, Members List, Options (with a sub menu) and Search Forums
- Author - Upload & Update, My AddOn List, SVN Control Panel, GIT Control Panel and Author Portal
- Your name - This is where you will see if you have any new Private Messages or AddOn Favorites that have been updated (there will be a number after your name that combines both of those numbers). You'll also be able to get a direct link to your own Forum Posts, AddOn Comments, your Profile, User Control Panel, and a place to Edit Email & Password and Log Out
- a few of the download categories have been combined into new master categories and the master categories have been rearranged a bit
- Stand-Alone AddOns are now listed first, then Featured Projects, followed by Compilations & Suites, then the new master category Developer & Utilities and finally the new master category Optional
- Developer & Utilities - the new home for Libraries, Developer Utilities and the WoW Tools & Utilities categories
- Optional - the new home for Beta-version AddOns, Plug-Ins & Patches and Outdated Mods
- The center column gives you two options to see What's Hot, and the Latest new or updated files. You can either see individual AddOns/Feature Projects or you can view the same listings but for Compilations and Suites
- The right column now shows a large Upload your AddOn button, links to our Facebook page and Twitter feed, the 15 Minutes of Fame block, link to our updater (Minion), a few of the latest WoWI news posts, link to Seerah's Pick of the Week, some of the latest file comments, link to our Survival guide and a few of the latest Zam news posts
- individual addon info pages have been rearranged a bit as well
- Minor layout changes on the AddOn Info tab
- Clicking on the single screenshot on the right will bring up the full sized screenshot and the ability to view any others the author may have uploaded
- Also, there is now a Facebook "like" button on each of the individual addon pages, so you can let the world know what addons you can't live without!
- Still to come - there is a redesign of the Author Portals in the works as well as portal notifications for authors.
We hope you like the new layout. Feedback is always appreciated though. Please post any comments, suggestions, complaints or criticisms in this thread