Menu Administration Usability in Drupal

An interesting observation on handling Menu Items inside of Drupal:

In the Drupal 5 menu administration panel, disabling a menu item is a one-click process.

When you click on the enable link, it takes you to the exact same screen as if you had clicked the edit button on an enabled link, and there is no edit button next to a disabled menu item.

This is poor usability: clicking on the disable button is a one-click process, and if I'm re-enabling a menu item, I in general don't want to move it around in the main navigation menu or change its weight - I want it to be visible again to my users.

I would rather that Drupal give menu items an edit link again which allows you to edit the menu item and choose whether or not to enable it on save, and a dedicated, one-click enable link.

This post was born out of my frustration after accidentally disabling many menu items on the new Bradley Multimedia site, and discovering that the enable link was really an edit link, and that I didn't have the choice.

Comments

I agree! In working on my ParaModal drupal website for your class, I've found that annoyance as well. That said,ParaModal has really proven to be a great learning experience. :-) This has been another shameless plug for ParaModal. Visit your neighborhood hoverboard dealership today, or just go to http://www.davidneedham.net/mm365/paramodal.