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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#15097 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Create "Theme Options" submenu under Appearance

Reported by: jane Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: UI Keywords: navigation
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Right now, core functions that only show up if your theme supports it (background, header, someday maybe more) create a longer list of Appearance submenus. When a user switches themes, they tend to get confused and wonder why the functions are gone. I suggest that we create a new submenu called Theme Options and put those management screens there as tabs, so that it's clear it's theme dependent.

To play devil's advocate to my own suggestion, isn't everything in that section really a theme option, like widgets? Maybe it's not a good idea after all.

Change History (4)

comment:1 scribu4 years ago

To play devil's advocate to my own suggestion, isn't everything in that section really a theme option, like widgets? Maybe it's not a good idea after all.

I agree. Plus, it would take an extra page load to get to one of those tabs.

comment:2 Denis-de-Bernardy4 years ago

I'm not much of a fan either. Themes is, basically, all theme options except install/change themes.

comment:3 nkuttler4 years ago

Themes can add much more things than just theme options, like custom post types, things in the tools section, or anywhere else. So I think this wouldn't really be an improvement.

comment:4 nacin3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

This may come up again in a future evaluation of the admin menus. Closing for now.

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