This weekend I decided to start working on the Dashboard Menu. WordPress 2.7 changes the Dashboard quite a bit and the way I had done the menus previously still worked but wasn’t very intuitive. As familiar as I am with the plugin, I still found myself hunting for several of the items.
I used to have a top level Swim Team menu but had removed it because it didn’t play nicely with some of the Admin Menu plugins. 2.7 cleans up that problem (I think) and I have added the top level menu back in. 2.7 also supports adding a custom icon for top level menus. I found a couple of SVG images on Wikimedia Commons that I will probably use with the plugin.
Right now I am using the diver as the icon for the plugin and it looks pretty good!
There is a pretty good write up on how to Top Level Menus and how to Add Icons to the Dashboard on WpEngineer.com. I found one other explanation but this one is easier to follow. I had posed a question on the Wp-Hackers mailing list about how big the icon should be but still don’t have an answer.