Posts Tagged ‘settings’

Where Is That Settings Page?

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October 8th, 2008
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One of the things I’ve noticed since using WordPress is that after you install a number of plugins, it becomes clear that there is no standard for where to place the plugin configuration link. Sometimes, the configuration link for a plugin shows up in the dashboard while other times, the link appears within the Manage panel. To top things off, many of the plugins provide links to their specific settings in the Settings panel. How much time do you think you have wasted so far by always searching for a particular plugins settings page? Over the weekend, I happened to come across a post written by Andrew Rickmann which showcased an idea to create a configure link next next to the usual Activate/Deactivate Edit links found within the Plugin Management panel. Andrew’s point of view is that, instead of adding top level menu items to the WordPress administration panels, it […]

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WP 2.5 Plugin Style Guide

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February 26th, 2008
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Joost de Valk has taken notice that there may be a large amount of plugins who’s setting pages in the newly redesigned WordPress back end will look awful. Joost is currently working on redoing all of his own plugins so they look good in the admin panel and has published a post which explains what he found in his research. The post goes over details such as the Wrapper, Headings, Individual Settings, and Submit Buttons. For all of you plugin authors out there, be sure to check out the WordPress 2.5 Plugin Settings Pages Style Guide. If you are looking to migrate your theme or plugin to WordPress 2.5, check out this article on the WordPress Codex.

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