[wp-hackers] Plugin options page
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Jun 13 18:45:59 GMT 2007
On Jun 13, 2007, at 1:26 PM, Jeremy Clarke wrote:
>> Sabin's and Stephen's suggestion for a standardised link to each
>> plugin's options page in the plugin screen is excellent.
> Definitely the best solution. Lets the manage/options distinction
> remain and have meaning while also letting users only have to check
> one place (and only click once to get there, which is nice) to find
> any special plugin related pane. Two clicks and you're there, with no
> confusion or risks of long unweildy pages.
We still might consider a distinction (to be made by each plugin's
programmer) between plugins that are "Set and Forget" ("SaF") and
those that require a persistent Options page.
Thus, the first group would have an options page that ONLY is linked
from the Plugins page, while the latter will have the usual link
under the Options "tabs". There are a lot of SaF plugins that simply
need a path set or something, and _really_ don't need a full Options
page cluttering things up. Make this easier to do, and you will
discourage plugins that ask the user to text-edit the plugin file to
set that one setting.
use some Ajaxy goodness to display the one-or-two options right there
to a full page for those options.
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