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New wp_page_menu() API that creates a menu of pages. Themes will no longer have to do this for themselves.
New page menu function in WordPress 2.7, Ryan, Ben, and 9 others are discussing. Toggle Comments
This is very cool, and could prove quite useful for WP-as-CMS websites, but I’ve heard of some that are afraid that implementing such features, generally handled by plugins or theme authors, might bulge the WP core code. One told me this: “I love the concept of having a simple core that you can build anything upon, it’s great. But with these new methods, I’m afraid WP is turning into a Rube Goldberg machine.”
With wp_page_menu, inline editing and threaded comments all going to core, aren’t you afraid you might over-adding features?
fantastic! finally, its here!
Somewhere a chorus of angels sings.
Actually, that really does sound awesome!
is there any example of this in action somewhere that we can check out?
I looking forward to the release of WP 2.7 & child themes, this is just the cherry on the cake. Thx!
Maybe I am being dumb but I don’t understand what this is or why i should be excited? From what people have been saying it’s cool, but the lack of info makes it hard for me to interpret the limited news.
Ben, it’s not a big deal. It’s almost the same code you use at the top of Regulus for creating the menu. I just packaged it up into wp_page_menu() for convenience. I got tired of seeing this code having to be recreated in theme after theme.
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