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  • I really like this plugin. It does what it should. You set it up once and can safely forget that it is there.

    With that said, the latest update places access to the settings into the main sidebar in the WP admin panel – providing direct access to settings that hardly, if ever need changing, once set up. The sidebar is getting more and more congested with plugins, and while I can understand that plugin authors want to draw attention to their work, this is getting in the way of maintaining a clean & tidy admin interface.

    I’d much appreciate it if the author would put access as a menu item under “Settings”, instead of clogging the sidebar more. 🙁

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  • Plugin Author Rob @ 5 Star Plugins

    (@presswizards)

    Hi Alexander,

    I appreciate your feedback and kind words.

    This latest version includes more than one page now, one for the options, and others for Account (free or premium), Contact Us form, Support Forum link, and of course the Upgrade page, and as such, WordPress creates a group for it to hold all the pages under one main tab.

    If the Settings tab supported sub-pages, that’d be the best option, but I don’t believe it does. The Settings tab is also becoming very congested itself – on one of my sites, it has 25, and fills up the entire screen top to bottom, any more and it’d have to somehow scroll for me to access them.

    I do wish there was a plugin that allowed Admins to modify or better control the various settings tabs placement. If you find one, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Rob

    Hello Rob, thanks for your reply. Other plugins that have more extensive settings use Tabs on their settings page. Personally, I find that even better than sub-items in the Settings menu, since it keeps all option pages visible at all times. One plugin that uses this (and has really a lot of options) is Media Library Assistant, if you want to have a peek at that.

    Cheers.
    Alexander.

    Plugin Author Rob @ 5 Star Plugins

    (@presswizards)

    Hi Alexander,

    Ah, great idea… The platform we’re using for the freemium model is Freemius, and I’ll make that suggestion to them, vs creating the sub-items it uses now.

    Thank you for the follow-up.

    Rob

    I do wish there was a plugin that allowed Admins to modify or better control the various settings tabs placement. If you find one, please let me know.

    Check out: https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/admin-menu-editor/

    I use it to better organize the admin panel on all my builds before I hand over to clients. Otherwise, if you’re using a lot of plugins, the Admin panel becomes a total mess.

    Plugin Author Rob @ 5 Star Plugins

    (@presswizards)

    Great suggestion, thanks.

    Rob

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