Reorganize Your WordPress 2.7 Admin Panel with Fluency 2.0

Yesterday I discovered the new Fluency 2.0 plugin for WordPress 2.7.  It does a fantastic job of cleaning up the admin interface and makes the back-end WordPress experience much better for users.

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