[wp-hackers] 2.next - plugin options

Stefano steagl at people.it
Wed Mar 8 15:01:35 GMT 2006

Il Wed, 08 Mar 2006 09:24:00 -0500, Owen Winkler
<ringmaster at midnightcircus.com> scrive:

>I've taken to doing really crazy things to get around this, like adding 
>an extra link to the plugins page under the "Deactivate" link that says 
>"Configure".  When you click this link, the plugin displays a 
>configuration form.  (My plugins use Ajax to display the form in-place, 
>but it will fallback to using a regular panel like I describe below.)

>As a result, plugins with simple configurations could all display them 
>directly on the plugins page without needlessly cluttering any submenus. 
>  Plugins with existing configuration panels can also link to them 
>directly from the Plugins list page, also eliminating the issue of 
>having to hunt for an obscure or poorly located plugin options page.
>Identical functionality to the described hook already exists in Matt 
>Read's Installer.

+1 to this idea simple, nice and elegant and backward compatibility.


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