[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #3708: Get rid of top-level BP menu in wp-admin

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#3708: Get rid of top-level BP menu in wp-admin
 Reporter:  DJPaul       |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  1.6
Component:  Core         |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 Can we have a review of the argument for why this is a good thing? Is
 there something more than a general "less is more" sentiment, where we try
 to blend into WP as much as possible?

 I think there's an argument that removing the top-level menu for core
 components, but showing it when a third-party component needs it, will
 have the tendency to confuse admins.

 I also think it's possible that, while core BP admin menus may have a
 natural home underneath other existing WP menu items, it's not clear that
 all plugin menus do. If the answer is simply "put it under Settings", then
 it seems like deprecating the standalone BP menu in favor of an already-
 crowded Settings menu is maybe not a clear-cut tradeoff.

 Also, I wonder how this strategy jibes with 1.5's admin tabs navigation.
 Will the tabs remain there even if we spread the pages themselves through
 the other menus? If we're trying to mask the association with BuddyPress,
 what would be the purpose of those tabs?

 Another minor issue is link backpat. If existing plugins have hardcoded
 links to the current settings pages, they will break if the panels are
 hooked to different parents.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3708#comment:2>
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