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Admin menu plugin (33 posts)

  1. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.semiologic.com/software/admin-menu/

    The admin menu plugin for WordPress is a silky plugin that sticks key admin menu links to the top of your blog's screen.

    It will be useful to pretty much any user, and it is of course a 1-click installable tile on any WordPress theme.

    Enjoy.

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is this like Matt Reads admin bar plugin?

  3. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I suppose it is similar, yes. I initially wanted to download Matt's, but the download url no longer works.

    Mine mostly differs as follows:

    - I imagine that the admin links are not the same
    - It is a one-click install -- his isn't
    - Mine displays even when you are not logged in -- to allow you to readily log in

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah, he's redoing his site, I emailed a copy to member just the other night for that reason. And yes, his requires a line of code in the header, so if you change themes, it has to be placed in each theme, and as you've stated, it requires to be logged in. Does this mean all visitors see the bar?

  5. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    All visitors see a login link, as on my site.

    http://www.semiologic.com

    If they can register, they can also see a register link.

    If they log in, they see a dashboard link. And, as relevant, new post, link and page links.

  6. geetarista
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The only thing I don't like is that it covers the content of the page. I have links in the upper right corner of my page, and the bar is in the way. I like how Matt's is attached to the top, even though you have to put a little code in the template. Plus, I customized mine to where I can do whatever I want from the bar.

    Nothing against yours--it's a great plugin! Just my $0.02

  7. delfim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It does not work on my blog...

  8. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You are likely missing a call to wp_footer()

  9. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    v.2 is up.

    - no longer requires any wordpress theme plugin hooks
    - attaches itself to the top of the theme rather than 'over' it
    - no longer appears to non-logged in users unless you may register on your blog

  10. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's some quick work! Nobody can ever accuse you of not listening! see miklb quickly downloading v.2...

  11. delfim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Denis,

    Merci bien par la nouvelle version. Parfait !

  12. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    v.2.1 adds a skinning feature -- if you drop a skin.css file into the plugin's directory, it will be used in place of the default skin.

  13. johne59
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This doesn't seem to work on my IIS6 installation of wordpress. The CSS is generating a bad link
    "<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/wordpress/c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\sandbox\wordpress\
    wp-content\plugins\sem-admin-menu/sem-admin-menu.css">"

    I was hoping you might be able to do something to fix it?

  14. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's an IIS-specific problem. Please add the following lines after the defines, and visit your home page, and paste what appears:

    echo '<pre>';
    var_dump(ABSPATH);
    var_dump(site_url);
    var_dump(site_path);
    var_dump(trailingslashit(str_replace(ABSPATH, '', dirname(__FILE__))));
    echo '</pre>';

    The error messages will disappear as soon as you upload the previous version of the file.

  15. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Before you do that, though, please try downloading the plugin again. I have uploaded what may be a fix.

  16. geetarista
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Denis,

    Nice job on the changes! The skin idea is really cool. And I like how you made it attach itself on top of the template as well. Now you and Matt have some good competition. However, I think I'll stick to Matt's for now, because I have it customized to do everything from the bar. I'm new to php and your code is a little complicated for me! I also use only one theme and adding a little code to it isn't a problem. And I don't have any other users on my site and I'm always logged in, so the extra functionality isn't a necessity for me.

    Great work!

  17. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    out of curiosity, which admin menu items are most frequently used and should make it to the top menu in your opinion?

  18. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    windows bug is now fixed.

    same goes for the other plugins that were using a similar method to clean up the urls.

  19. Michael Bishop

    Posted 8 years ago #

    options is one I liked about Matt's

  20. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm thinking something along the lines of:

    New: Post - Link - Page | Moderate | Options | Flush | Dashboard | Logout

    Flush is for flush cache (quite useful, given the number of missing plugin hooks).

    D.

  21. WarAxe
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is the site down right now?

  22. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nope, it seems to be online and functioning properly.

  23. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    link to options added + new icons.

  24. geetarista
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    From Matt's, this is what mine looks like now after customizing it a little yesterday:

    # Dashboard
    # Write
    # Manage
    # Links
    # Themes
    # Plugins
    # Users
    # Options
    # Logout
    # --
    # Followed by links I mostly use like Gmail, etc.

    I have it going across my whole screen with everything I need--I love it!

  25. Scott Grayban
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I woke up this morning and the plugin had magically stopped working. Not a clue what happened and have tried everything to get it woking again. Deleted it and re-installed. Nothing. Tried hacking the code in the theme as well. Looks like the body onload isn't working.

    Any ideas?

  26. Using Admin Bar 2 now, but I'm gonna have to check this one out. :o

    Edit: Hmm, doesn't even show up. It must not like WordPress v2. Well, back to Admin Bar, but even it doesn't work 100% right with WPv2. :(

  27. Scott Grayban
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Found the problem.

    Options > reading > bottom check for gzip pages

    If gzip pages is used the plug dies. Unchecked it works.

  28. Ah, yep, works like a charm now with GZip disabled. Cool plugin, shame it requires GZip to be off.

  29. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    this plugin uses the output buffer => I'm not sure it'll work with gzip set to on. the gzip feature isn't very useful in today's networks, either, so I'm presuming this isn't a big issue.

  30. Having the ability to not do a 1-click install (i.e. one similiar to Admin Bar) might be a good idea for those insisting on using GZip (which I'm actually leaving off as you're right, there's not really a need).

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