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Improved Management for Large (Nested) Menus

  1. Brent Toderash
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    When using WP as a CMS having 40+ pages with nested menus, the UI for managing them under Appearance > Menus is very cumbersome, enough so that the "old" method of using wp_page_menu and managing parents/children is actually easier.

    Issue: When adding a new page, it appears at the bottom of the drag-n-drop list, and must be dragged up to where you want it, while scrolling through a very long list of menu and sub-menu items (and sub-sub-menu, etc).

    Proposed Solution: Make each menu collapsable so that all of its child items can be hidden to shorten your list, and shown only when particular sub-menus are being worked on.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. webaware
    Member

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    There's a plugin for that.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. Brent Toderash
    Member

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    Just tried this plugin to be sure, but it doesn't affect the menu interface under Appearance > Menus. It only affects the page listings by displaying a portion of the total list, with each click triggering another page load rather than using a jquery effect to show/hide, accordion-style.

    There actually is a plugin that purports to do what I'm suggesting, but it didn't work for me when I tried working with it.

    More importantly, I'd suggest this should be in core, since it's an important part of the UI for a full CMS.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    The menu UI is being worked on for 3.6

    http://make.wordpress.org/core/2013/01/21/menus-discussion-today/

    Posted: 1 year ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it