I'm creating a plugin which generates a handfull or custom post types (CPT). I've create a top level menu in the admin left sidebar using
add_menu_page(). I then added all CPTs to this menu using
show_in_menu option. I also created a plugin settings page using
add_submenu_page(), which I also added to the top menu.
My problem is that I can't get the settings page to appear above the CPT pages in the submenu. I make the
register_post_type() call in an "init" action, and I make the
add_submenu_page() call in a "admin_menu" action (which happens after "init"). So, it makes sense that the CPT pages come first. I can't move the
register_post_type() calls to later in the process (it's too late to register a CPT, and I can't move the
add_submenu_page() earlier (it's not defined earlier).
Do I just have to live with it?