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  • There’s absolutely no logical where plugin authors choose to hide their configuration options. Bols one slap a link directly on the admin bar, other under Settings, Tools, Appearance, while for some access it only from its listing on the installed Plugin page itself. It’s irksome trying to hunt these down so why can’t there be a single place for plugin option & configuration – er maybe off the main plugin menu item itself.!!?

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  • When WordPress first introduced the theme customizer, I hated it, mainly because it took up a lot of screen space. (After all, not all of us are rich WordPress developers who get paid to play with code all day and can afford those big monitors.) But I learned to live with it, and eventually I actually like it because everything is in one place!

    I agree with you. I often have to search for plugin options after installing a new plugin.

    Like themes, we need one place to get to our plugin options. The theme customizer is fairly easy to integrate into existing themes (I’ve done it for my roll-my-own themes), so I imagine something similar could be done with plugins. I’m not sure how much work would need to be done with WordPress core, but I would argue that this is much needed. If we can’t see this in 5.6 or 5.7, maybe we can see it in 6.0.

    This is a great idea.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    There’s absolutely no logical where plugin authors choose to hide their configuration options.

    Sometimes there is. Some options you want to be accessible via a filter only, which is “If you don’t know what you are doing then don’t mess with this.”

    It’s irksome trying to hunt these down so why can’t there be a single place for plugin option & configuration – er maybe off the main plugin menu item itself.!!?

    It’s a style/choice thing. While I do wish there was consistency as to where that menu option is on the dashboard, it’s up to the developer and WordPress shouldn’t force authors to make a choice as to where.

    If you’ve a complaint about a specific plugin then the place for that complaint or suggestion is that plugin’s sub-forum.

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