[wp-ui] wp-ui Digest, Vol 1, Issue 26

Ash Goodman ash at thinkinginvain.com
Sat Jan 30 12:15:44 UTC 2010

I would definitely like to see a better way of handling menus. Right now I
am using metadata key/value pairs to let the user determine which menu a
page should be included in. (for example the main menu or a footer menu).
The nice thing about this is that it lets them add a page to a menu by
ticking a checkbox, and its available from the page editor screen.

This is in my opinion one of the faults of the other menu management
options. You have to go to a separate screen to add the page into your menu.
What would be nice is a menu management tool like the screenshots you show
with a management screen of its own, but also with the ability to have a
popup (like the media library) on the page editor screen that will let you
add the page to the menu without leaving the page editor window.

Another area that needs some work: the new page/post thumbnail option. Its
just not intuitive at all. I know its early days yet for this feature and
I'm sure its being worked on. But there should be a way to add multiple
page/post thumbnail boxes to the page/post editor screen. There should be a
way to add descriptive labels these boxes (for example box 1 is for featured
post thumbnails, box 2 is for xyz, box 3 is ...). If there is and I've
missed it, please share!

Another area that needs some work, the custom taxonomies. If you add them
for posts you get a new entry under posts that gives you a screen to manage
them, if you add them for pages you get nothing. Again maybe there is a way
to do this already? But in posts its automatic, in pages not so.

Just a few thoughts.

Thanks for reading!


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> From: "John W. Vermaes" <john at designsinflux.com>
> Subject: [wp-ui] Introduction
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> Good morning, everyone! This introduction is perhaps a little late, but
> better that than never.
> Anyhow, my name is John and I am the owner of designsinflux here in Tucson,
> AZ. I have been designing websites since the mid- to late-90s; however, I
> have never attempted to jump into the professional ring until recently -so
> recently in fact, that my company's website is still currently under
> development. I have been playing around with WordPress off and on now for 1
> year. The website that I'm working on for my company is WP-based and I
> fully
> intend on "pushing" WP to my future customers as the primary foundation for
> their websites. My focus is primarily on UI / UX, but I've been known to
> sink my teeth into the back-end aspect of things as well (e.g., PHP,
> jQuery).
> So, yeah ... that's my story and I'm sticking to it. If you want to get in
> touch, please do.
> Thank you.
> Sincerely,
> John W. Vermaes
> CEO, designsinflux
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> Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:31:55 +0200
> From: Ronen Hirsch <remote at iamronen.com>
> Subject: Re: [wp-ui] Challenge2 - Menu Management
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> I'd like to offer a direction to explore for the Menu Management
> challenge  - my initial thoughts are here:
> http://www.iamronen.com/ontekusuto/?p=264
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