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dynamic tabs plugin (4 posts)

  1. budoink
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm currently in the process of making a plugin for the automatic generation of dynamic tabs and their management via the administration panel.

    I'm not overly sure that there is a huge demand for this, but when I was researching how to make dynamic tabs on my installation of WordPress, I wished there was a plugin for it, so I thought I would give it a go.

    So the purpose of this post...
    basically I was wondering if anyone has any views on what a dynamic tabs plugin should do.

    I currently have a working plugin that via an admin panel allows the user to add, delete, and organise tabs which link to any page or category. All that is needed to use the installed plugin is to call a function from theme. Css formatting of the tabs can be included in the theme or managed from the admin panel.

    I have been debating whether the tabs admin panel should be under the management section since the user will be managing the tabs (updating, adding and deleting), or under the options section since once set, the user probably will not change the settings very often and as I work more on the plugin I am adding more 'options' (ie options for automatic css generation and vertical tabs). A third idea I had was to make two separate admin pannels - one for management and one for options. Does anybody know if there is an official stance or preference on this? Would two admin panels for one plugin be acceptable or would it be better to keep everything in one place?

    If anyone has an opinion - I'd be pleased to hear it. Good idea/bad idea?


  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think the plugin would be well received. I know that the ultimate tag warrior plugin uses the manage and options tabs as you are asking. But I don't think there's an official stance. You may want to contact the hackers list

    and ask there.

  3. budoink
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay, I have made the dynamic tabs plugin and it seems to be working all ok.
    If anybody would be interested in trying it out, your comments and suggestions would be most appreciated -
    whether they're on the plugin itself or my explainations ...whatever :-)

    if you could leave comments here or on my site that would be great

    dTabs Pluggin

  4. budoink
    Posted 10 years ago #

    for anyone that tried to download the plugin earlier and had problems, I've fixed the link now

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