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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#41013 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Add Link to Plugins In WP Admin Bar

Reported by: geekstreetwp's profile GeekStreetWP Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9
Component: Toolbar Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Arguably, plugins are one of the biggest parts of WordPress. When debugging a site, deactivating plugins is usually the first thing a dev would do in order to determine if the issue is with a plugin, theme or core file.

I'd like to purpose we add a new menu item under the Site-Name menu, in the WP-Admin Bar, that displays:

Dashboard, Themes, Widgets, Menus and a new item called Plugins. Linking to /wp-admin/plugins.php.

This way, from anywhere on the front of the site, a user can quickly access the plugins page. As of now, you have to go to Dashboard > Plugins to get to the right screen.

I'd also like to add a new menu item under the +New menu, in the WP-Admin Bar, allowing a quick link to add a new plugin. Just like we add a new page/post/CPT.

I have a working prototype that can be found here: See Screenshots for proof of concept.

This plugin code is not the traditional way of adding features into core, but the idea is pretty straight forward. Works on Multisite and Single Site installs. If approved, I'll add this appropriately to core following coding standards.

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Change History (4)

#1 @jdgrimes
7 years ago

+1. This is something that I have missed on many occasions.

7 years ago

Add link to tool bar

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

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

Hi @GeekStreetWP, welcome to WordPress Trac!

Thanks for the report, we're already tracking this enhancement in #40683.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Toolbar
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