I would like to add 2 lines to the POSTS menu in the wordpress admin: Published and Scheduled. I would also like to add a section to the media menu for Unattached media. How would I go about doing this?

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  • Please tell us what you have tried! Oct 8, 2013 at 11:05

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You can intercept the global $submenu var and add the desired elements:

add_action('admin_menu', 'add_custom_submenus', 999);

function add_custom_submenus() {
  global $submenu;
  $submenu['edit.php'][] = array(
    __('Published'), // menu title
    'edit_posts', // menu cap
    'edit.php?post_status=publish&post_type=post' // menu link
  $submenu['edit.php'][] = array(
  $submenu['upload.php'][] = array(

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