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Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#32337 new enhancement

Menu and widget items removal without toggling

Reported by: cookie_pa's profile cookie_pa Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Widgets Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:


I have a proposal for Widgets and Menu sections in WordPress Dashboard. At first I have posted this in ideas section of and admin told me to post it here, so here it is.

I think that it would be great if there is an option to delete (remove) menu or widget item without toggling and opening their content. Maybe an X icon at the end. It would be really useful, much faster and easier to manage big menus and widgets.

Here are the screenshots of what i had in mind:

I hope this sounds good :)

All the best!

Change History (1)

#1 @celloexpressions
9 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Widgets
  • Focuses accessibility performance removed
  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement

Thanks for the suggestion. The Menu Customizer feature-plugin (, currently targeting core merge in WordPress 4.3, has this feature as part of a dual bulk add/delete mode. Could definitely be useful for widgets as well, although I'm not sure exactly what that UI might look like. It probably wouldn't work very well to have a delete button so easily accessible next to the button to expand the controls.

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