[wp-hackers] 2.7 Wireframes

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Wed Oct 15 12:09:20 GMT 2008

Ozh wrote:
>>> (2) I am looking forward to seeing these new 'icons' on the top 
>>> level menus.
>>> Is there going to be an API to allow plugins to define their own?
>> Good question.  I haven't thought about it yet. Ideas on API?
> For what it's worth, this is something I've implemented in my Admin Drop 
> Down plugin, where other plugins can define their own icon in the menus.
> I think the ideal API for plugins should be something like:
> add_filter('menu_icon', 'myplugin_icon');
> function myplugin_icon($plugin) {
>         if ($plugin == plugin_basename(__FILE__))
>                 return 'url/to/icon.png';
>         return $plugin;
> }
I think that it should either be passed into add_*_page or we should 
fire a filter which is based on plugin_basename like the 
activate/deactivate ones so that we don't need to call/write unecessary 


add_filter('menu_icon_my_plugin', 'myplugin_icon');
function myplugin_icon($default_url) {
   return 'url/to/icon.png';

I prefer the add_*_page version though. As we currently have for 
add_menu_page - [9182]


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