Is there a way to have Category names in the main menu of the Admin panel under 'posts'? I'm using wordpress for various customized sites (portfolios sites and so forth) and having a plugin or other way to Write/Post directly into a Category would be so awesome.
So instead of checking a box for categories, you'd simply click on a category name in the admin menu and it would show all the posts in that category and a button to create a new post in that category. Right now in WP 2.7 it just has a dropdown menu to filter posts by category. This is not enough in my opinion...
And it also makes sense because it starts to distinguish categories from tags. Tags can always be added/checked at the end of the post and they should be used in large numbers like on delcious or flickr. Categories should be used in smaller numbers and used more for large sections on a website for organizing larger number of posts...similar to having folders on a desktop.
Anyone have any thoughts or links to plugins???