There are about a dozen major features lined up for WordPress 3.1. My main tasks for 3.1 centered around improvements to custom post types. Since we’re in late beta stage, I wanted to offer a summary of all the cool enhancements soon coming to a site near you.
I started with a post on our development blog what I wanted to see, and asked others to chime in and share their “pet bugs, peeves, and workarounds.” The end result cemented what needed to get done for the cycle. There were many small incremental improvements, but a few stood out, which I’ll be covering in a series of posts this week.
Hiding the admin menu
In 3.0, when you register a post type with
show_ui, you’ll end up with a top-level admin menu page, with submenu pages for edit, add, and any taxonomies.
Sometimes though, this isn’t ideal. Perhaps you’re using the user interface as a read-only display of logged information, or your post type works great as a specific subset of another admin menu, like slideshows under Media. Continue reading Better admin menu handling for post types in WordPress 3.1