[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32678: Audit toolbar links and content

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Thu Jun 18 12:48:49 UTC 2015

#32678: Audit toolbar links and content
 Reporter:  helen        |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Toolbar      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch    |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by folletto):

 > so that plugins would be required to opt-in to having their links here
 by adding them via the admin bar API (and makes it a lot easier since
 there's not much of an API for the admin menu).

 I'd personally suggest to keep (if possible, of course, maybe even post
 4.3) the back-end and front-end navigations identical. This not just for a
 slight ease of use for developers, but more importantly to give stability
 of the navigation for users that don't have to "read" two different menus
 and understand a difference between front-end and back-end menu.

 This might seem minor, but will give a lot of stability and ease of use to
 WordPress. It's just the same menu. Couldn't be simpler than that. :)

 Which also means that the visual treatment should be the same, icons
 included — as the mockup (which I get, could also be done in a future
 release to keep this doable for 4.3).

 > I also really like the idea of merging the WordPress icon in with the
 site title and killing the dashboard icon, but not sure if we're willing
 to lose that "About" menu in the process.

 This is a good question. My advice would be:

 1. Let's assess the links in there. Where do they go to?
 2. Maybe we can add them at the bottom of the menu for now, until we make
 sure we remove them OR we just keep the icon separate until we do the
 assessment (1).

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32678#comment:7>
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