Due to my frustration over missing a few categories in recent posts, I cried out on Twitter this morning about how I’m not too keen on the new placement of the Categories box in the latest version of WordPress. Kulpreet Singh (who presented at WordCamp) came to the rescue with his hack to the edit-form-advanced.php, posted here.
I have to say, it worked beautifully but something I didn’t mention in the screencast above was that in Kulpreet’s notes he removed the “Related” tab to make room for the Categories on the right sidebar. What I have now done is add the code back into the PHP file for “Related” although I customized it so it will only show me the “View Drafts” button.
These are things I use all the time so I’m not missing out at all by completely removing the “View all tags” button (found within the “Related” tab).
The customization went smoothly, only took a few minutes, and I’m really pleased that I have now optimized my Post Editing page. Tinkering of this magnitude is not advised for those who have never before worked with PHP files, I highly recommend this trick as long as you make sure to back up your original files.