While WPML team is working on great new WPML and WooCommerce Multilingual releases, our Toolset team has been secretly working on our very own drag and drop layout tool. Next week, we are organizing the first usability testing round and are looking for brave testers.

I don’t want to ruin the test by telling too much about the project, but there’s some that I can share.

Layouts plugin preview
Layouts plugin preview

Our new Layouts plugin will allow to build WordPress sites using a drag-and-drop interface. It works with any Bootstrap-based theme (covering both Bootstrap 2 and 3). Layouts will allow to position cells on the grid, move them around and resize them. Of course, you can edit cell content.

The project is in alpha stage right now, pretty presentable, but not ready for public release. We are aiming for a first commercial release in about two months from now.

The usability test will be in European morning time. It will take about 45 minutes. During that time, we will ask you to perform some actions using the plugin, on a test site that we have created especially for this occasion. We will need to know what you are thinking, as you are doing the test, so that we can learn what is clear and what needs improvement.

If you join this test, you will have a chance of influencing the Layouts project fundamentally. Who knows, it might just help you in your next projects!

Interested? Leave a comment here, tell us a bit about you and we’ll be in touch.

12 Responses to “Invitation to join usability testing for our new drag-and-drop layout tool”

  1. Hi, that would be really cool. If the quality is just as great as the language plugin, count me in! One of the features that i would be curious about is how ‘graphic designer’ friendly it will be. Since we’re great in design and not hardcore coders.
    2 months for your release? That would be just enough to prepare ourselves and give our own website http://www.wijndesign.nl a nice facelift!

    Is it also going to support page editing (for the clines), or just lay-out building?
    Please let me know, i would gladly test it

    • Thanks for responding. We are also waiting for this plugin for a redesign of our own sites 🙂

      I’ve sent you an invitation email. Let’s keep the questions for the review itself, as I don’t want to give hints. After the session, I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have.

  2. I’ve been using Types & Views hardcore since the beta version, so I’d like to help you guys with the beta version of this new plugin!

  3. Hi,
    Sounds good & there’s a lot to do better than all current layout plugins. I’m curious to see & willing to test & send feedback & ideas.
    Thanks for efforts & sharing,