WordPress is a great CMS that is very robust, but one of the issues that I have always had with WordPress is the amount of time wasted in navigating the pages section to make changes to each page for my website and a customer’s website.
One of the best plugins that I found many years ago was called Admin Menu Tree Page View.
The adage that “time is money” as a web developer is so very true. Therefore, the more efficient you can be in performing the essential tasks of editing pages the more profitable you can be in business. WordPress, if left alone without any modifications or installation of plugins, is a great system, but there is so much wasted time in navigating pages and posts.
Admin Menu Tree Page View is a super simple plugin that adds a pop-out menu tree of all of the pages in your website. From a user experience and functionality perspective, this tool is awesome. I want to reduce the number of clicks that it takes to get to the page that I want to edit. With this plugin, you can just hover over the word Pages in the admin panel, and a pop-out menu comes right up and away you go. So, now instead of 2-3 clicks or more to get to a page, I can edit my page in 1-2 clicks.
Here are all of the features of Admin Menu Tree Page View
- Hover over pop-out menu
- Add new pages
- +/- to expand or shrink menu tree for sub-pages
- Non pop-out menu below the Pages button in admin panel
If you don’t like the pop-out menu style, then the developer that create this plugin did make another one called CMS Tree Page View.
This plugin is a little different then Admin Menu Tree. Here are the main features of this plugin.
- View and organize pages in a simple to use tree view
- Available both on its own page and on the dashboard
- Edit pages directly from the tree
- Add pages at any place in the tree
- Drag and drop to rearrange your pages
- Search pages
- See all pages – including private and drafts – or just publicly available pages
This plugin lives at the bottom of the Pages menu structure and does give you a beautiful menu tree that is very robust.
Here is CMS Tree Page View in action in a Youtube Video