In the past there have been many WordPress plugins that have gone on to become a part of the standard WordPress installation functionality. I want to introduce you to a plugin today that I believe should join that illustrious group.
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Floating Admin Menu is an excellent example of how to improve the usability of the WordPress backend without sacrifice. The concept is simple, yet blindingly obvious – why shouldn’t the sidebar remain fixed in place as you scroll down? All you are left with is blank space – why not make good use of it?
The plugin’s developer, Till Krüss, made the recommendation that a fixed sidebar be incorporated into WordPress here, and the response was mixed. Ultimately it was suggested that he develop a plugin, so that the adoption rate could be observed. So he went ahead and did so. Here is the end result:
World-changing it is not, but it does just make life that little bit easier. I personally can see no reason why this feature shouldn’t be incorporated into a future WordPress update.
What do you think?
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