Last week I came across a wonderful plugin through working with a client that transforms the WordPress vertical menu bar into a wonderful horizontal menu bar. The “Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu“ inserts the wordpress menu bar just below the header. The colors are easily changeable including the option to remove the WordPress header that would insert the menu bar to the top of the page.
Another welcomed plugin is Faster Image Insert. This plugin inserts an individual panel into the wordpress interface that allows the user to upload images without using the popup image window. The user can drag and drop this new panel to your desired location on the WordPress interface. I place the Fast Image Insert panel just under the SEO Details and Additional Style and above the Post Image and Thumbnail. This position allows me to copy and past the post image swiftly and then add the image alt tags.