[wp-hackers] new menu management 3.0

Piyush Mishra me at piyushmishra.com
Mon Jun 21 13:37:40 UTC 2010

as far as i can make out, presently the menu is static and completely
separate from the general logic of the site. all other features work
as is. this helps in making custom menus and IMHO it would be cool to
have intelligent menu features like the ones u stated but we should
not treat it like a bug but as an enhancement...

On 6/21/10, Ash Goodman <ash at thinkinginvain.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am playing around with 3.0 and the new menu system. I love it but I
> have noticed it doesn't play well with the existing menu management
> features.
> Forgive me if this has been brought up before. On the page editor
> screen if you select a parent page from the drop down this is not
> respected by the new menus interface and vice versa. I understand why
> (what with categories and custom post types etc), but shouldn't the
> old ways of managing the menus be hidden if the new way is activated?
> Maybe something that happens when a theme is activated that declares
> support for the new menu system?
> I can just imagine users banging their heads against the wall trying
> to edit the menu from the page editor. Telling them, 'oh I know those
> controls are still there, but they don't work, use the other instead'
> isn't going to cut it. Its opening the door for unnecessary confusion.
> Even better I think would be if some way could be found to handle menu
> management *both* on the page editor screen and using the new
> interface. It makes sense from a usability viewpoint that you would be
> able to assign the page to a menu and a location within that menu when
> creating the page without having to go to a separate interface to do
> it. But it also makes sense to be able to edit menus en masse from one
> location.  I think if we can have the ideal solution we need both
> options.
> Just my 2 cents please don't flame!
> Ash
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Piyush Mishra

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