Inconvienient SiteActions menu and hidding Publishing Actions header image

Inconvienient SiteActions menu and hidding Publishing Actions

Hiding out of the box SharePoint parts has been made a whole lot easier in SharePoint 2010 with the introduction of the HideCustomAction element. So whenever you need or want to hide something in the Ribbon or the SiteActions menu you should look into that, instead of just deleting the controls from the masterpage (something you can only do for the SiteActions menu, and I strongly discourage you do to so and run back to the HideCustomAction). ...