There’s been a lot of talk about the new and highly anticipated Menu functionality in the upcoming WordPress 3.0 release (scheduled for early May) potentially being removed.
We at iThemes were/are VERY MUCH looking forward to the menus in 3.0 … and had already been preparing for this amazing new feature idea.
Here’s the top reason all of us theme developers are so excited about it: It solves a fundamental customer need we’ve seen in the past two years.
In January 2008, we released our first theme — Essence — and out of the gate focused on using WordPress as a CMS — and not simply just for blogs. We see the powerful capabilities of running websites for the millions of small businesses and organizations out there.
Thus … we’ve consistently been pushing for the advancement of using WordPress as a powerful CMS (it already is, by the way) … and the Menu functionality is a key component of that. In fact, we’ve held off on our own plans for a Menu Builder because we prefer one to be rolled into core.
Here are some of the comments our team and others in the WordPress development community have posted on this subject:
- Carl Hancock of Gravity Forms
- Grant Griffiths of Headway
- My comments
- Matt Danner of iThemes
- Dustin Bolton of PluginBuddy