[wp-hackers] Re: [wp-docs] Adding Administration Menus

Matthew Thomas 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.

Matthew Thomas

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