[wp-hackers] Where Do I Configure This Plugin

Jeff Chandler jeffro at jeffro2pt0.com
Wed Oct 8 18:22:29 GMT 2008

Going through and re-reading his bit about action links, I totally 
wouldn't mind seeing this implemented by plugin authors as well, perhaps 
in favor of a sliding window. A simple link pointing to the 
configuration page would be fine by me.

Andy Staines wrote:
>> Andrew Rickmann has come up with what I think is a pretty cool idea, 
>> http://www.wp-fun.co.uk/2008/10/01/unobtrusive-config-for-fire-and-forget-plugins/ If 
>> I am reading into his post correctly, this would allow a configure 
>> link to be displayed in the Plugins page where the activate and 
>> deactivate links are. Placing a configuration link in that spot makes 
>> complete sense to me and would finally allow the settings pages for 
>> various plugins to be in a predictable location. Ever since I began 
>> using WordPress (2.2) I've had to deal with plugin authors placing 
>> their configuration page in this place or that place, making it hard 
>> to find the darn thing. Of course, plugin authors would have to adapt 
>> this idea but it sure would save a lot of time for many people as we 
>> wouldn't have to search throughout the backend to look for those 
>> configuration pages anymore.
>> What are the downsides to an idea like this?
> The capability is already there:
> http://striderweb.com/nerdaphernalia/2008/06/wp-use-action-links/
> Andy
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