[wp-hackers] Moving 'Upgrade' to Dashboard Menu

John O'Nolan john.wp at onolan.org
Fri Mar 5 11:00:11 UTC 2010

This does not work at all,

The way Wordpress is built - the menu items (posts/pages/links/etc)  
don't actually exist. When you click on one of these you're taken to  
the first submenu item, which is usually "edit".

The only time this doesn't happen is for the Dashboard and Comments  
menus, because they have no sub items.

By adding "upgrade" (or update) as a sub-menu of dashboard, you are  
automatically taken to this page when clicking on the parent  
"dashboard" menu item.

In short there is now no way to get back to the dashboard inside the  
admin panel unless you edit the url manually.

For the record, I'm not in favour of moving the upgrade menu item at  
all. It is a TYPE of tool, so it should really stay under Tools, it's  
not a TYPE of dashboard. Simply moving it higher up the menu does not  
make it more usable.


John O'Nolan

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