[wp-hackers] Re: [wp-docs] Adding Administration Menus
mpt at myrealbox.com
Wed Mar 9 09:28:02 GMT 2005
(Cross-posted to wp-hackers)
Michael D.Adams wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2005, at 9:52 PM, Carthik Sharma wrote:
>> That is one reason I haven't really spent time reading the pages you
>> wrote up, cause they can suck up a whole lot of time, and still be of
>> little use to people - no one will want to know what some button is, a
>> few will want to know why it is there, or why it's required, and not
>> something else. A lot of people arrive at the Codex with a specific
>> "how to" in mind. We should suck them in, and give them more info than
>> what they came looking for - and hence, task-based docs that
>> reference the UI docs will be cool to have.
> Perhaps the problem (if there is one), then, is best solved with better
> innate documentation in WordPress itself. Title attributes that specify
> what something is when hovered over? A 'Help' Admin Panel?
If someone wants to implement tooltips for everything in WP's interface,
I'll gladly spec them. Ideally the interface itself *should* make all
"what does button X do?" documents redundant, leaving behind only the
"how do I do Y?" documents.
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