Jonathan Christopher over at Monday by Noon has released a new plugin called Hierarchy. It provides a way to view all content on a WordPress site by removing custom post types from the admin menu and placing them into a hierarchical view, shown above. He has written a lengthy post about it over at his site. From the post:
In an ideal world, CPT editing would be directly integrated within your Pages structure (as Pages are the basis of your URL structure) and not need a dedicated sidebar menu entry. That’s the short version of exactly what Hierarchy does.
Every time a plugin gets released that seems to approach a common problem in a thoughtful and elegant way there are calls to integrate into core. My feelings on this are no different: onward to core! Perhaps not as a default, but definitely something that can be turned on with a function. What do you think about this plugin? Is it a step in the right direction or should it remain strictly plugin territory?