WordPress 3.3 Beta 2 has been released and that means more changes to WordPress user dashboards are coming soon. Expand and collapse menus will be replaced by fly out menus.
Update! They have arrived. Drag & Drop Media Uploader & Flyout Dashboard Menus
That ability to leave the menu sections I used frequently expanded allowed for ease of navigation back and forth and it’s the way I’ve been operating. That won’t be possible with flyout menus.
The sub-menu items still appear when you click the main item but in another box. (see the last image).
Only the active menu item opens up to reveal the sub-item and we will not be able to have more than one sub-menu open at a time.
I love the flyout menus when a menu is collapsed. However, I hate that I can’t have multiple menus expanded at once. It makes working in the admin extremely slow. That’s really my only gripe. — Justin Tadlock
The issue for some will be that the option to keep menu items of our choice open will disappear. I’m preparing in advance by operating with only one sub-menu item at a time and I’m not liking it. See also: Admin menu doesn’t expand/collapse in 3.3 beta 1. Why? (78 posts)