WPBeginner thinks so. According to them, if the admin bar had a More menu, it would provide a consistent interface for users when looking for links added by plugins. Without it, plugins can determine how they will show up within the admin bar which could potentially lead to chaos if you have enough plugins installed that compete for space within the bar. I think it’s a good idea as it would provide one central location for all plugin authors to place a link which would enable us to easily locate the plugins options page. Your thoughts? ∞
By Jeffro on October 12, 2011
WPBeginner has laid out an interesting question. Do we need a better 404 page for WordPress plugins repository? They think so and I do to. I’ve experienced the issue of clicking a plugin link only to be redirected magically to the plugin repository page without any explanation as to why. From here, I perform a search to find the plugin that I was linked to only to come up empty. In my opinion, the 404 page on the plugin repository should give a few explanations as to why the plugin was not found. It could have been its removal, its suspension, or a bad link but at least give a little explanation. I especially like the idea presented by GraphicsCove in providing a list of 3 or 5 similar plugins. I’d also like to see a little bit of Matt’s witty humor. What better place to put it than on a 404 page.
If you had the opportunity to create the 404 page, what information would you present on it?
By Jeffro on August 4, 2009
The folks over at WPBeginner.com have a great list of 15 different hacks for WordPress that they consider to be extremely useful, and I’d tend to agree. Their first hack which enables you to link to an external source from the post title sounds like something Matt Mullenweg could implement on his personal site. One of the useful hacks I found was the ability to use a custom image for the default Gravatar. Simple, but nifty. I’m also starting to see more of this thing called rand which is used to randomize something.
The most useful hack on that post which I’m thinking of implementing myself is the ability to delay the post from being published via RSS for a period of time so that I have a small window in case I need to make a change or edit the post. Couple of other good ones on the list as well so go check them out and bookmark it.