[wp-hackers] 2.5 admin menu thoughts

Ozh ozh at planetozh.com
Tue Feb 19 13:57:22 GMT 2008

On Feb 19, 2008 7:59 AM, Ozh <ozh at planetozh.com> wrote:
> Hello there
> Just a couple of thoughts/questions, nothing productive really.
> I'm in the process of getting myself used to the new backend look before 
> start updating my plugins, and there's something I don't get in the new 
> : how various admin links are spread all over the header.
> 1) link to dashboard in the upper left corner
> 2) link to your profile in the upper right corner
> 3) links to plugins / users / settings on the right hand
> 4) rest of the regular menu on the bottom left.
> Maybe I just need some arguments to convince me, but I fail to 
> how this is supposed to make things simpler. At the moment I just have 
> look around to find the link I need. Mainly, I don't get why the 
> link is alone over there, and why the "Design" link (presumably 
> you don't use every day) is not grouped with the settings / plugins 
> If there's a point in segregating some admin links from others, I think 
> "frequent links" group (dashboard, write, manage, comments) and 
> links" group (options, theme, plugins) would be more efficient than the
> current 4 places.

Another side effect of this link spreading is that when you click on 
"Plugins" on the upper right, you get a plugin-related submenu on the 
lower left. Seems very very odd to me, submenus should be close to their 
parent menus I think.


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