[wp-hackers] 2.7 Wireframes
andy at yellowswordfish.com
Tue Oct 7 11:57:31 GMT 2008
Thanks Jane for the wireframes and explanations. A great help.
I know the side menu topic has been flogged to death and I am coming a
little late to the party (and I like the side menu although popup
submenus would be nice) but a couple of queries if I may.
(1) Many plugins that need to define a larger number of admin screens
also define their own top level menu. These are being displayed
(currently) after the 'Help' menu when ideally they should appear
before it. (This makes organisational sense and I am also a firm
supporter of Stephen Rider's dictum that a plugin should simply be
presented as part of the base system). Is there a plan to change this?
Maybe even allow authors to decide where to insert their menu (Up to a
(2) I am looking forward to seeing these new 'icons' on the top level
menus. Is there going to be an API to allow plugins to define their own?
And - on a code point - although I can see no changes to the menu
hooks (add_menu_page/add_submenu_page) current top level plugin menus
are not working correctly. On first selecting one they are loading up
the front end (with the inevitable 404) and only after selecting a
plugin from another menu (say 'Manage') and then trying the top level
menu ones again will they load the correct admin page. This may be a
bug... or is it a change to the API that I have missed?
Thanks again for the heads up
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