[wp-hackers] Widgets and Roles

Robin Adrianse robin.adr at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 04:43:27 GMT 2007

I don't agree at all of widgets having their own tab. We have too many main
menu items as it is (Links/Bookmarks/Blogroll or whatever could even go
under Manage, IMO), and adding one for a feature some people (like myself)
don't even use seems very much in excess.

Also, I'm of the opinion that changing widgets is in the same "trust circle"
as managing widgets. I don't see much use at all for being able to
manipulate widgets, yet not be able to switch themes. I'm open to
discussion, however.

On 6/20/07, Leonid Mamchenkov <leonid at mamchenkov.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 6/19/07, Michael B <miklb.online at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Well, the issue at hand is that I don't see a hook for JUST
> > editing widgets.  It seems to be tied to Edit themes.  I would
> > think that now that widgets are core elements, they could be
> > moved out of the Theme hierarchy and given their own tab and
> > hook.  Was hoping the idea would get some traction here on
> > this list first, before taking to trac.
> I agree.  There should be a separation between themes and widgets,
> both functionally (different access levels) and visually (another menu
> item).
> I'm using WordPress for web applications.  In most cases, clients
> don't want or need to work with themes.  These come fixed.  But
> widgets on the other hand, give them this nice control over how their
> web site appears to be, without any possibility to actually break it
> (in any case it won't be their fault, like with a theme).
> So, count me as a +1 for this. :)
> --
> Leonid Mamchenkov
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