Hacking rather than waiting
Yesterday afternoon Sarah Pressler retweeted Jono Young’s request for a plugin that would add a submenu to the WordPress’ Admin with the current pages for the site under the Pages menu. This would reduce the number of clicks to get to the page editor.
I was waiting for an upload to finish and I thought, given the code I have laying around from other projects, I’d be able to supply Jono with something passable for what he needed. Though it is far from what I would recommend using, it is a start.
Here is what I did:
- I used get_pages to get a list of WordPress pages the were published.
- While looping through each page I used add_submenu_page to add the page titles under the Pages menu
That last step is the hacky part in my opinion. add_submenu_page() asks for a function name to call to build the page for the menu item when it is clicked. In other words, for each item on the Admin menu there is a corresponding function that will show you the page that it results in. But I didn’t want to create a new page, I wanted the link to go to the page editor.
Nowhere near perfect but, in a pinch, it is one step closer to what Jono wanted. Hopefully he or someone else can build upon and it make something a little more reliable and less hacky.
You can see the source on Github.