[wp-hackers] WP 2.7 menu sidebar

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Fri Aug 22 03:40:38 GMT 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 8:37 PM, Stephen Rider
<wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> On Aug 21, 2008, at 10:27 PM, Stephen Rider wrote:
>> The menu on the sidebar is very cool (in WP 2.7 bleeding).  My only
>> criticism is that on the Plugins menu, "Manage Plugins" really ought to be
>> the top item, rather than "Install".
>> Still -- Nice work folks.  Excellent addition.
> Okay, actually, my criticism of Install being the top Plugin Menu item just
> got a lot bigger.
> You've changed the link for anything that is a sub-menu item of plugins.php.
>  WHY does WordPress insist on these completely arbitrary, completely
> USELESS, plugin-breaking changes?
> Zero purpose, and how many plugin developers are going to have to push out
> new versions just to do fixes (and %^*$#%! forked code) for this kind of
> thing?
> This is the kind of thing that gives WordPress a bad reputation for breaking
> plugins.  This is the second thing I've seen in 2.7 that breaks stuff for no
> reason -- the first being the pointless changes to the output of
> get_plugin_data().
> What a damned waste of time.  AGAIN.

These are known problems that will be fixed.

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