cPanel v98 Jupiter theme

AzeDK

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Noticed today the new Jupiter theme that comes with edge version of CPANEL v98.

Have a few questions since the blog post is not up yet:

- Will we be able to disable "Solutions" in the left panel?
- Will we be able to customize the content of "Solutions"?
- Will there be a "Style" funtion similar to paper_lantern?
- Will there be icons added later, or as an option?
- Will we be able to add our own CSS easily?
 

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The most important part for me, and most others not happy with Glass theme, is getting icons added again.

To keep it simplified, and minimilistic, i suggest added monocrome icons, to make it look less cluttered, and yet still informative for users that likes to look at icons to find functions needed, instead of reading.
 
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So the first round of customization support for Jupiter is will be customization of colors and logo. This support will be driven by CSS variables/functions and heavily rely on SVG. You specify a few colors and we'll calculate the rest of the palette and apply it to various places, including SVG graphics. We are currently studying the use of everything else (including direct CSS support and UI Includes) to understand what we need to provide next.

Expect this support to arrive with cPanel & WHM v100.

The Solutions page is still considerably under construction, but we envision that Solutions will guide your users through the various features of cPanel & WHM (and potentially out into your portal or other products in the WebPros family) in order to achieve their goals. We'll ship a few common Solutions and then open up an API so that you can create your own. Fill out that 'Want more solutions?' survey to help us understand which Solutions we should implement first.

The content links at the bottom of the page will eventually be configurable by you (server owner & reseller) in a future release, so please consider that the first-draft of that kind of helpful content.
 
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Would like to say that I like what I'm seeing so far.

I'm looking forward to your ongoing development.

But have a g big question. Where is your changelog or blog post discussing the roadmap, et al, for the Jupiter theme?
 
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I've jumped on the wagon and began using Jupiter with most of my shared clients.

Big surprise.
Why is LiteSpeed not set as an option???
That's a rather big miss.

I see you have WordPress Toolkit, but LiteSpeed is conspicuously missing from cPanel now - even though you aggressively promote it as an available feature.
 

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I can't see any mention anywhere that Jupiter will have icons. I know it's not just me that likes (and needs) the visual aid of icons. I litterally cant find anything in cpanel without it. Does anywone know anything about this?
 
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We do not currently plan to have icons in Jupiter.

Out of curiosity, could you let me know how the icons help? I just checked a v98 cPanel Paper Lantern interface and there are 78 icons, and I'm just not sure that's helpful. For example, an envelope with an "@" in it for the default address, or the Backup Wizard with a circle and person with a tiny headset. ".com =" for an Alias.

I look at the cPanel interface a lot, and have for many years, and I always just end up using "ctrl f" in the browser to find what I need. I likely would not be able to tell you what the icons are for most things in there. Sure, all the email ones are an envelope of some time, but if I changed it up and removed the text instead, would that be as useful?

Please note: this is just me asking for feedback, not trying to belittle or be critical of how anyone uses an interface. I don't claim to be a UI/UX dev or anything like that, but I'm genuinely curious as to why the love for icons in a primarily text-based system.
 

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We do not currently plan to have icons in Jupiter.

Out of curiosity, could you let me know how the icons help? I just checked a v98 cPanel Paper Lantern interface and there are 78 icons, and I'm just not sure that's helpful. For example, an envelope with an "@" in it for the default address, or the Backup Wizard with a circle and person with a tiny headset. ".com =" for an Alias.

I look at the cPanel interface a lot, and have for many years, and I always just end up using "ctrl f" in the browser to find what I need. I likely would not be able to tell you what the icons are for most things in there. Sure, all the email ones are an envelope of some time, but if I changed it up and removed the text instead, would that be as useful?

Please note: this is just me asking for feedback, not trying to belittle or be critical of how anyone uses an interface. I don't claim to be a UI/UX dev or anything like that, but I'm genuinely curious as to why the love for icons in a primarily text-based system.
Hey! No worries. I assume many of the devs working with cpanel think this way, in fact most devs I know prefer the command line over clickable icons on the desktop, so it's not surprising.
For me struggling with reading (I handle writing quite well since I've learned to write without reading or looking at what I'm doing) but finding the category I'm looking for through text only makes it far more difficult than finding an icon. As I've struggled with words my entire life, I think my brain has become better at recognizing icons, logos etc rather than words or names. I'm the kind of guy who's never learned html coding even though I've worked professionally with web in different aspects for the last 15 years, however I'm pretty mean with visual builders.. Basically, even if I could use the search function, I probably won't remember the name of what I'm looking for, but I will likely recognize the icon. I do agree that several similar icons can be confusing but none is even more confusing to me.

Hope that makes sense
 

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We do not currently plan to have icons in Jupiter.

Out of curiosity, could you let me know how the icons help? I just checked a v98 cPanel Paper Lantern interface and there are 78 icons, and I'm just not sure that's helpful. For example, an envelope with an "@" in it for the default address, or the Backup Wizard with a circle and person with a tiny headset. ".com =" for an Alias.

I look at the cPanel interface a lot, and have for many years, and I always just end up using "ctrl f" in the browser to find what I need. I likely would not be able to tell you what the icons are for most things in there. Sure, all the email ones are an envelope of some time, but if I changed it up and removed the text instead, would that be as useful?

Please note: this is just me asking for feedback, not trying to belittle or be critical of how anyone uses an interface. I don't claim to be a UI/UX dev or anything like that, but I'm genuinely curious as to why the love for icons in a primarily text-based system.
Icons are separators, to help users understand the user interface and find find what you are looking for "Faster". Without it or without any other separators, an inline menu like the one used in the theme, will look more like a newspaper text.

Maybe smaller icons, and mono-colored, like someone suggested in this topic.

I would like to add to the feed back: The left menu in Jupiter theme is a negative space, consuming lots of "unjustified" space.
 
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@psytanium - check out the updates here:


@sajithgsm - You can change this in cPanel under the "Theme" section of the right-hand menu. You can also make the change as root through WHM >> Modify an Account.
 

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- Will we be able to disable "Solutions" in the left panel?


There really needs to be an option to disable the Solutions menu.

A lot of providers do not use the default cPanel setup, so a lot of the links will be misleading and/or incorrect and only confuse users, such as:



We use Softaculous for our clients to install/manage WordPress.



We use JetBackup for our clients to backup/restore their accounts.



We use a custom Let's Encrypt SSL plugin and do not use AutoSSL.

Additionally, if a client chooses to go to a cPanel property (docs, forum, support, etc.) on their own, then that is their business.

But the thought of cPanel choosing to embed links in the users control panel to leach traffic from web hosting providers is a huge NO for me.

-Scott
 
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