Couchbase Console has a refreshed UI in Couchbase Server 5.0. Couchbase Server 5.0 is now available for download. But back in January, we were releasing developer builds to get early feedback.

Note: this blog post is an updated repost of A tour of the new Couchbase Web Console (video)

Below is the video I recorded of one of the previews to introduce the new UI. I also did a non-video tour of the new UI.

This video can still give you a basic idea of how the new UI works, and it’s also interesting to compare to the 5.0 release to see how your feedback impacted it.


There are a few differences between that video and the actual Couchbase release:

  • The nav has been organized a little differently and the “cluster” and “data” nav headings have been removed.
  • The overall design is slightly different. There are percentages instead of percent gauges, for instance.
  • Some buttons/filters are in different locations. Make sure to check out the top right of each screen for possible actions.
  • In the video I mention that security features are coming soon. They are here! Definitely check out the new RBAC features.
  • You can no longer switch back to the “classic” UI
  • The UI feedback feature is no longer available

If you have questions or feedback, please contact me at, or on @mgroves at Twitter, or just leave a comment below.

Posted by Matthew Groves, Developer Advocate

Matthew is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase, and lives in the Central Ohio area. He has experience as a web developer as a consultant, in-house developer, and product developer. He has been a regular speaker at conferences and user groups all over the United States, and he has written AOP in .NET for Manning Books. He has experience in C# and .NET, but also with other web-related tools and technologies like JavaScript and PHP. You can find him on Twitter at @mgroves.

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