New missing menu items plugin adds site builder links to WordPress admin – WP Tavern

If you’re getting into construction sites with the new Full Site Editing (FSE) experience, you may have noticed a lack of menu items that will take you directly to the tools you need to use.

This may be because the site editor is still in beta, or because WordPress management may still be discussing whether to rename FSE. It may be best if users don’t blindly stumble upon FSE templates from the main admin menu, but some of these site building features are buried without quick access.

For example, you are three clicks away from getting to model elements. Managing reusable blocks is also hidden on a separate screen accessible through the post editor, but sends you to a new page.

When LayerWP founder Ben Townsend brought this to attention in a tweet, Roy Sivan responded with a link to a new free plugin that creates faster access to these menus.

The missing menu items extend the admin menu with links to reusable blocks, navigation menus, templates, and template parts, so they’re all a click away. It adds them to the Appearance menu under the Editor link (beta):

If you regularly work with reusable blocks or edit navigation and templates, this plugin will save you time and help you navigate the editor faster.

The missing menu items were created by Easy Amused, makers of Block Styles, a commercial plugin that allows users to further customize basic blocks with unique styles and offers “fully responsive block-level design control” . The team will add more useful menu links and admin improvements in future releases. Users can contact the development team with requests for menu items and they will consider them.

The missing menu items are available at WordPress.org. Live support is available for those who have purchased a BlockStyles subscription, and community support can be found in the plugin forums on the directory.

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