Personally, I think its awesome, but I may be biased because I love Magento and now it has had a modern makeover I love it even more!
So what’s been done?
The Dashboard of Magento 2
Although the new default screen looks a lot cleaner and minimalist, it still contains all the same as the original: Lifetime Sales, Average Orders, Last 5 Orders, Last 5 Search Terms, Top 5 Search Terms, Graphs, BestSellers, Most Viewed Products, New Customers, and Customers.
You can see from the gif how long it took to log in, did you even notice it was not a still image?
I must say, I do have the cache disabled so that contributes, but it’s still a bit painful.
Overall, as soon as you hit this new Dashboard it just feels a lot friendlier – and maybe a little WordPress-y, but I like the WordPress admin. It is a lot better than Magento 1.x so I’m down with it.
Navigating Magento 2
Next up – Magento 2: Configuring My Store
So that was my first impression of the new Magento admin, over the next few weeks I will be using Magento 2 to set up an online store as if I was a Merchant and seeing what I can do, having only access to the admin.
I will starting with what’s under Stores and trying to configure the site – is it easy to add my company details? I’m going to use the default theme, but how much can I customise from the admin? Can I update the logo? I will let you know 😉