WordPress Plugin Review: Show Me Options
How often have you installed a new plugin, activated it and then spent forever trying to find the damn settings?
It seems to be a trend to day of turning it into a game of hide and seek!
This is not amusing when you just want a plugin installed and ready to go!
Show Me Options WordPress Plugin
Now the “Show Me Options” plugin by Vladimir Prelovac comes to the rescue!
This plugin is available in your Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add New ->Search but I have also included (above) the link to the plugins site for those that want to check it out further.
Search for “Show Me Options”, click Install, then click Activate and you’re done! (Surprisingly the Show Me Options WordPress plugin has no settings of its own.)
So How Does The Show Me Options WordPress Plugin Work?
Very simply. Next time you go to install a plugin… after you install and activate it… you will get a little message at the top of the plugin page that gives you a link to the settings page.
It looks like this:
That’s it! That’s what it does. The option link will take you to that plugin-that-you-have-just-installed’s settings.
Fairly rarely sometimes the newly installed plugin is not properly sharing its settings link with wordpress and clicking that link will take you to a 404 page. In these few cases, just hit the back button to back up and search for the thing manually.
Yes it has the occasional 404 issue but it saves me so much time and so much headache that it is now one of the first plugins I install on any blog!
I’m going to take away one star for the occasional 404 and more importantly because after your plugins are set up you don’t need it. This is a situational plugin.
Once you’re plugin list is relatively static, this plugin could easily be removed to lighten up the plugin list (since each and every, even deactivated plugin slows down the blog’s load time for the visitor.) It’s going to save you the most time when you’re just setting up a blog or adding a bunch of plugins at once.
This is in my personal must have toolbox!
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