[wp-hackers] "Action" links for plugins (was Plugin Settings Menu Location)

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed May 21 18:42:27 GMT 2008

Very slick. Didn't know about that. I'll change my Timezone plugin to
use that approach, as a full blown menu for one setting is somewhat

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Stephen Rider
<wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> On May 20, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Alexander Beutl wrote:
>> *Do not generate any menu-items at all for one-time-config and do only put
>> a
>> link inside the plugin-table.
>> *If your really think it is possible please be so pleasant to give me some
>> information about how to add a page to the backend without making it
>> appear
>> inside the navigational structure... There may be workarounds with only
>> adding it at special times while I am not convinced this would really
>> work.
> Hello all --
> Per user DD32 on Trac, you can add things to the "Action" column of a plugin
> on the Plugins page.
> This would be an excellent way to add links to one-time setup config pages
> for plugins.  Adds _nothing_ to the menus, and thus we can avoid clutter.
> <http://trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/5660>
> Screenshot:
> <http://trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/5660/example.png>
> What we really *should* do before this becomes any kind of common practice
> is to __standardize__ it, so that it is done the same on different plugins.
>  Let's try to avoid having various plugins using "Setup", "Settings",
> "Config", "Configuration", "Configure" etc. ad nauseum
> My suggestion for standard "Action" links for plugins:
> Configure -- for one-time setup -- linked page DOES NOT appear elsewhere in
> Admin
> Settings -- links to Settings pages that DO appear elsewhere in Admin.  Use
> this to avoid people not being able to find where you tucked it....
> Uninstall -- Removes preferences, extra tables, etc from database.
>  Completely remove plugin.
> And of course, not going anywhere, is the standard:
> Activate/Deactivate
> Stephen
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> Stephen Rider
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