CSS Menu Writer
I have some other tools that are far more powerful and flexible, but I have been trying to work with this extension because of its integration with DW WYSIWYG interface, ease of making an SEO friendly menu (the others require a noscript section), and compatibility with other WA extensions I use.
With that in mind, I would like to make a few recommendations to expand the flexibility of the extension:
- Separate the nesting fields from the filter so that I can use the filter within a nested menu to create different results for different users or user states. This would allow me create a nested menu, but hide menu choices not available to users who are not logged in, or different levels of administrators, or a variety of other conditions.
- Allow the use of recordsets as well as tables. This could even take the place of the suggestion above.
- This may not be possible, and is certainly something I do not have now, but if I could either see the parent menu items when they are dynamic, or choose the number of preview items to see, I would get a better WYSIWYG view than seeing only a single item.
- Lastly, for now, it seems that the "categories" of menus have features which cannot be modified through the GUI when customizing a menu. I looked specifically at glow and the background image behind the menu. It would be nice if the GUI allowed management of all elements of the menu.
Thanx. I am not unhappy with the extension. I just think it could grow a bit. I did notice that the dynamic menu recipe still refers to opening menu.php instead of using the GUI. It might need to be updated.