Better placement for "Subscribers" menu (5 posts)

  1. huyz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It doesn't make sense for the "Subscribers" menu entry to be under Tools.
    As stated in http://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Panels#Tools_-_Managing_your_Blog, Tools is for things such as import/export, backups, upgrades.

    The menu for "Subscribers" would fit a lot better under "Users".
    This is where my mind intuitively tells me to find the Subscribers menu: right along with Users.
    In fact, that's where the other Subscribe2 menu "Your subscriptions" is; so that puts them together.
    Right now, Subscribe2 has menu entries under 3 different top-level menus, which makes configuration pages hard to find.


  2. mattyrob
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Subscribe2 actually places 4 menus. Since Subscribe2 has been around for years WordPress has evolved the menus since it was introduced. What you've described above is what WordPress uses 'Tools' for. This page discusses adding new pages.

    The current 'Posts' menu was once called "Write" which is why the email subscribers window is there and the current 'Tools' menu was once called 'Manage' which is why the management page is there.

    The position of the menus does come up every now and then so I'll have another think about the positions, but placing 2 Subscribe2 menus in Users / Profiles (that menu changes depending on your user rights) is probably not a good idea in try to explain usage to newer users.

    WordPress advise against using top level menus is possible but maybe it's right for Subscribe2.

  3. huyz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    +1 for its own top-level menu.
    It deserves it :)

  4. mattyrob
    Posted 5 years ago #


    I've been very against a top level menu for a long time but I'm changing my mind. I think the evolving UI in WordPress is now much more amenable to top level menus for plugins.

    I think this will be something for the next big release - 7.0 rather than 6.4.

  5. huyz
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah I can see points against, but email does seem to qualify as the "new concept" mentioned in https://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Menus#Determining_Location_for_New_Menus

    I have tons of top-level-menus right now: Calendar, Download Monitor, FeedWordPress, GD Start Rating, NextGEN, WP-Polls, WordPress SEO.
    It certainly wouldn't hurt to have Subscribe2 there. In fact, I think it helps, because that's where I expect major plugin functionality to be now.

    Even Contact Form 7 has a top-level-menu with a single "Edit" submenu under it. It actually looks ridiculous and violates the multiple-screen requirement mentioned in the link above. But to be fair to Contact Form 7, I really don't know where else it could go.

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