WordPress Theme Install/Customizer — Usability Test 2

I did a 2nd usability test on theme installs and customizer headers/widgets using WordPress r27502 with an intermediate/advanced user.

Summary

  • Users love the theme install process. Well done!
  • No trouble installing a theme
  • No trouble adding header images
  • Difficulty randomizing headers
  • I’m fascinated about the reasons people give for picking themes. 🙂

You can download the full video here: b692a9a3.mp4.

Successes

No trouble installing a theme: “I love love love how easy you make the whole installation process. You guys have really streamlined that. It’s one of the things I really appreciate about WordPress.” (Length: 0:58)

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#customizer, #customizer-headers, #customizer-widgets, #usability-testing-2

WordPress Theme Install/Customizer — Usability Test 1

I did a usability test on theme installs and customizer headers/widgets using WordPress r27493 with a beginner.

Summary

  • The “Add New Theme” box works wonderfully
  • No trouble adding header images
  • Misses how to install a new theme at first
  • Difficulty randomizing header images
  • Reasons behind picking themes are fascinating 🙂

You can download the full video here: a8d3a9a3.mp4.

Successes

Installs a new theme after search fails and she finds the “Add New Theme” box (Length: 1:05)

No trouble adding header images (Length: 2:06)

Points of Confusion

When asked to “install a new theme” with little other direction, she looked at the installed themes first instead of installing a new one—this clip is where she figures out the mistake (Length: 0:24)

Difficulty randomizing header images (Length: 6:04)

See more highlight reels after the jump.

#customizer, #customizer-headers, #customizer-widgets, #theme-install, #usability-testing-2